When you think of spare change, what do you think of? Maybe you think of a dime, a nickel, a quarter or whatever amount is jingling around in your pocket.
If you’ve been following the financial news of late, you know that Greece doesn’t have any change that they can spare. Their concern runs much deeper than a pocket full of coins.
The International Monetary Fund has told the Greeks they need to repay the $334 million they owe by the end of this week. Apparently the lenders are tired of Greece’s foot-dragging measures, and they have issued some take-it-or-leave terms to the deeply indebted nation.
This scenario reminds me of the huge debt that Jesus assumed and paid for with His life:
- Romans 6:23: The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- I Corinthians 6:20: You have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
- I Corinthians 6:20: You weren’t set free from the worthless life handed down to you from your ancestors by a payment of silver or gold which can be destroyed. Rather, the payment that freed you was the precious blood of Christ.
Jesus gave everything He had on the cross, so you could have it all throughout eternity. Like the Greece situation, it is a take-it-or-leave scenario. In this case, however, when you take Jesus, your debt is paid in full.