Saturday, 14 June 2008

You have to pay the price

Prince Charles has paid off a family debt incurred more than 350 years ago, but was spared the accumulated interest that could have run into tens of thousands of pounds.

Charles handed over 453 pounds and 15 pence (about $935) which King Charles II failed to pay to the Clothiers Company in Worcester, central England, in 1651.

The king had commissioned uniforms for his troops to fight the republican forces of Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester the same year. (See the whole story at
It seems we all have to pay of our debits, even ones that have gone on for 350 years.  While Prince Charles paid off his ancestors debt, we each have a debt that needs to be settled, a debt that cannot be put off.
"The wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus." Romans 6:23
Death is a price that has to be paid for our sins.  This is something that none of us can get away from.  The price has to be paid, either by us or by Christ.  We have to realise how fortunate we are that Jesus died of the cross for our sins (See 1 Cor 15:3).  Because he has paid the price for us we don't have to.  We can have the gift of eternal life that he promised.

The way that I see it, it is not a difficult choice.  On one hand eternal death, or on the other hand, eternal life.  What would you choose?  I say choose life.  
Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 1Pet. 1:18-19
Please send in a comment.  I would love to know your choice and your thoughts.

(for a news video from the BBC on Prince Charles and the debt click here

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