Devotional

Bankrupt

Ready 

"For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ." 1 Peter 1:18-19a

Set 

A 2009 Sports Illustrated study found that 78% of NFL players either file for bankruptcy or struggle financially once they retire. Can you imagine that some of the world’s richest people end up going bankrupt?

On Earth, we must have at least some amount of money to buy things we need and sometimes things we want. But unfortunately, we are headed for a place where money can’t buy us anything. One day our soul will separate from our body, and we will appear before the throne of God completely bankrupt. No amount of money, good works, good vibes, or good thoughts will be able to get us anything.

The good news is that when we put our trust in Jesus as our perfect Savior, we are no longer empty-handed. We possess the most precious, priceless commodity in the universe–the blood of Jesus. Instead of us buying our way to Heaven, God does it for us with the blood of Jesus. When we make the decision to give Jesus 100% of our lives, we gain everything.

Go 
  1. Have you put your faith in Jesus and His blood?
  2. What does the priceless blood of Jesus mean for your life on Earth and in Heaven?
  3. Read the workout scriptures below. How does the blood of Jesus affect you today?
Workout 

Hebrews 10:14; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7

Overtime 

“Jesus, thank You for Your precious blood. Show us what it means to be in possession of the greatest commodity in the universe as we pursue You with all of our lives!”

Bible Reference: 
1 Peter 1:18-19
Hebrews 10:14
Romans 5:9
Ephesians 1:7