Living Apostolic in San Antonio

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You Don’t Need A Bailout

It seems every time we turn around we hear about a “bailout.” There’s talk of a bailout for banks…a bailout for the automobile industry…a housing bailout.

As human beings, we love to be “bailed out.” Isn’t it great to be able to live irresponsibly, make bad decisions and then be let off the hook and spared the consequences by a “bailout”?

That attitude applies to sin as well. How many people are living their lives, being bailed out of one mistake or poor choice after another? When someone bails a person out, he or she really becomes an enabler for that person’s bad or irresponsible behavior.

The truth is, there are no bailouts for sin. Someone will pay for our actions. There’s no free ride.

But the beautiful thing is that Jesus loved us enough to pay the price for us. No, sin is not free. In fact, it requires the highest price…lifeblood.

There was no bailout; somebody had to pay. And like the old hymn says…”Jesus paid it all; all to Him I owe.”

Why not make the price He paid effective in your life? By obeying the Bible plan of salvation — repentance, water baptism in Jesus’ name, the infilling of the Holy Ghost and a holy life — as laid out in Acts 2:38-40, you can allow the blood of Jesus to wash you clean. And His Spirit will cause you to walk in new life (Romans 6:4).

A bailout just gives you a chance to go out and commit the same mistakes. But when you are born again of water and of the Spirit (John 3:5), you don’t get a bailout; you are totally transformed, and you begin life as a new (and forgiven!) person.

Don’t accept a temporary solution like a bailout. Come to Jesus with an open heart. He’ll deal with the root of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms!

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February 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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