Don The Armour

July 19, 2023

We say, ‘He that gets out of debt grows rich.’ I am sure the reconciled soul cannot be poor.

William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour


Most of us are averse to being in financial debt, but how much do we think about our spiritual debt? We all came with a debt so large that we could never hope to pay it off in a thousand lifetimes, but Christ has offered us a clean slate; he only requires faith and obedience. It’s like when Paul offered to pay Philemon for anything that Onesimus might have done - “If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account” (Philemon 18). We now have a glorious Lord who has paid off our oppressive old master and freed us from his heavy yoke. This makes us wealthy in a much more important way than financially, and our gratitude for our liberator should be that much greater.