Friday, September 28, 2012

Our National and Personal Debt

Our National Debt

A TRILLION dollars is difficult to comprehend. A million seconds is 13 days. If you have lived 32 years, then you have lived a billion seconds. But to live a TRILLION seconds, you would have to live to the ripe old age of 31,688 years! Outside on a clear night, according to astronomers, you can see about two thousand stars with the naked eye. With $1 TRILLION, you could buy all of those stars at the enormous cost of $500 million for each star.

 If every American were to pay off our national debt, each would have to contribute $50,888.

Suppose a brand new Porsche costs $88,800, a luxury car only the very wealthy can afford. But with a TRILLION dollars, you could give a set of keys to every graduating high school student in the country— for the next four years! And remember, our staggering national debt is not one TRILLION dollars, it is more than 16 times that! If every person in the world (7 billion) were to pay off our national debt by contributing an equal amount, each person would have to contribute more than $2,200. And yet, why should the world pay America’s debt? If every American were to pay off our national debt, each would have to contribute $50,888.

If our nation continues to add to this debt we are headed for a sure financial catastrophe and collapse. This is very serious! Something must be done to curb such massive spending by our out-of-control government. It is a debt we can never repay.

Our Personal Debt

As individuals before a holy God, we also have an enormous debt that we can never pay. We have failed to meet our obligations to God: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God...There is none righteous, no, not one" (Rom. 3:23; 3:10). We have failed to love God supremely and we have failed to love our neighbor. Jesus said, "None of you keepeth the law" (John 7:19). Because of our life of sin we have earned for ourselves the death penalty (separation from God): "The wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23). In and of ourselves there is no way to remedy our lost condition, but God has a solution!

The Lord sent His beloved Son into this world to pay our debt and to suffer the death penalty in our place!

The Lord sent His beloved Son into this world to pay our debt and to suffer the death penalty in our place: "Christ died for our sins" (1 Cor.15:3). "For Christ hath once suffered for sins, the Just (the righteous One) for the unjust (the unrighteous ones) that He might bring us to God" (1 Pet. 3:18). Have you realized the seriousness of your own heart’s condition and have you personally received Jesus Christ as your Saviour? "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons (children) of God, even to them that believe on His Name" (John 1:12). Christ came to pay a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. He took your sins so that you could receive His righteousness: "For He (God) hath made Him (Christ) to be sin for us, Who (Christ) knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor. 5:21). Believe on Him today!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our debt is not the fault of the generous American citizens. It is the fault of political interests that force the borrowing of billions from China to GIVE it to the obsolete United Nations. The UN never accounts for how all this money is spent nor do they return anything good to America for the money we sacrificed to give them and this is going on for 65 years. The UN needs to shut its doors. The recent investigation by congress shows their positions there are occupied by terrorist. The UN is unsustainable. They failed thier Charter for World Peace. The UN is the reason for our nation to be in debt.