Friday, March 1, 2013


One of the definitions of “sequester” is to take legal possession of somebody’s property until a debt that person owes is paid.  It seems backward that a government would take possession of jobs by budget cuts for their own debt, but that is another topic.  The national debt may never be paid, it seems beyond measure, out of control, and the size of it it is incomprehensible.  Kind of like sin.

Being sequestered  was the best thing that ever happened to me.   The debt of sin had to be paid and I could never pay it.  Somebody without debt had to pay my debt.   Somebody without sin had to die for the penalty of my sin.  So, a transaction happened.   Jesus, God, the only sinless One,  died in my place to pay my debt of sin and rose again to give me life eternal.   The only appropriate response is to give him legal possession of all that I am.  That is a permanent sequester of a powerful, wonderful, divine nature.

“You are not your own;  you were bought at a price”  (1 Cor. 6:19b-20a).

The only debt remaining is the response of love.

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law” (Rom. 13:8).