Have you ever been caught speeding? Whether you deserve the ticket or not you are guilty of that violation. Now that you have this debt to pay to society, how are you going to do it? What if you can’t afford to pay the fine at that moment or maybe never? Some can say it is not fair or right if I can’t afford it. Let’s say in addition to the ticket you can’t pay off your house mortgage, your car note or your $70,000 credit card debt. Since you can’t pay for the ticket or debt, the government comes to garnish your wages and then takes your house from you to pay off the debts. Now you have no money, no house and you still have $70,000 debt in credit cards. How is it ever going to turn around?
In Luke 7:36-50, it is shown how someone with nothing to pay for the debts owed, had their debts cancelled. One man had a debt of 500 denarii which means 500 days of wages owed and it was all cancelled. I believe this passage is teaching about compassion and forgiveness just like Jesus forgives the sins of a woman. Is it not great to know that compassion and forgiveness shown by God through His son Jesus, he forgives us all of everything we have done wrong regardless of what we can think or say? Which of us can show love for God more just by having our speeding tickets and so much more wiped clean from our records? I can’t answer that but I do know that God loves us more than we can ever love Him. He even allowed His son to die for all our debts. I hope this encourages us all to be more understanding of and thankful for our debts that he can wipe clean if we just ask Jesus in our hearts and lives. Thank you God!