Today is the day. Today at 9 a.m. I will walk into the a courtroom or meeting room at the Federal Courthouse and by the time I leave there the slate that marks my debt from a failed business and other financial mistakes that I have made will be wiped clean.
I’m bankrupt. I have nothing in the monetary sense. It’s funny though because most people consider this to be a bad thing, but the more that I think about it the more I believe that this is a good thing.
Because as I have gone through this process of bankruptcy I have found myself depending more and more on the Lord.
And as I have gone through this process, I have been reminded over and over again that at some point in everyone’s life we all must declare bankruptcy. Oh, not financially, but spiritually.
At some point in everyone’s life, we must admit that we are not enough, that we can’t do it on our own.
We can’t save ourselves. It doesn’t matter how “good” we are. We can never be good enough.
Our standards for goodness can never measure up to God’s standards for goodness.
We are bankrupt. We are sinful and imperfect people.
But we have a loving Father who says that if we come to Him and believe in His Son, then He will forgive. He will wipe the slate clean.
It’s a great thing.
When we declare bankruptcy spiritually, we declare that we can’t do it, that we can’t pay the debt our sinfulness incurs.
And we don’t have too.
Because Jesus did.
Jesus paid the debt for our sinfulness. He is the unblemished lamb. His death was the price paid for us.
When we repent and tell the Father that we believe in His Son, then He wipes the slate clean and that is a wonderful thing.
It means we are given a new life, a new beginning.
A fresh start.
We don’t have to live with the sin debt. It’s been covered.