Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wages Earned

With the way things have been in the economy lately, it has got me thinking a lot of employment, finances, money, etc etc. I haven't spent much time worrying about the economic crisis because I trust a big God who can/will/does provide for all of my needs and my family's needs. I go to work everyday Monday through Friday and get a paycheck at the end of every month. Overall, I feel I am fairly compensated for my work. Some days I think "Man, I don't get paid enough to deal with this!" But for the most part, I feel the wages I earn are equal to the time and effort I put into my job.

Thankfully, my God doesn't opearte on a wordly wage-earning system. I would be broke and in debt up to my eyeballs in the spiritual sense. Thankfully, every time I sin, I can come before the throne gracefully, ask for forgiveness, and the slate is wiped clean. Thankfully, God keeps forgiving me each time I ask Him, even if it is over the same sin. When I truly try to wrap my mind around what God has done for me and will continue to do, I am in awe. The Bible says "For the wages of sin is death...." But because I am a born again believer and have confessed that Jesus is Lord and Savior of my life, I get to take part in the second half of that scripture..."but the gift of God is eternal life". I truly do not deserve the salvation that has been given to me. I will never be able to pay back what Jesus did by dying on the cross for me. I fail more ways than I would ever care to mention (just ask Theo!) but I serve a loving and forgiving God! Thankfully, my spiritual "debt" has been marked "paid" by the blood of Jesus.

1 comment:

Templin Family said...

Preach it Jaime! (so glad to know that SOMETHING is paid for these days) ;)