“What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own life?”  —Matthew 16:26—

Drowning in
inherited debt
Can't work off all this sin
Nolo contendere plea
There is no chance to win

Crazy thing
about our God
He placed the debt on Christ
Through His shed blood on the cross
His suffering did suffice

God's grace received
in faith believed
eternal life assured
Hidden assets,
growth potential
Instructions in His Word

a way of gain
and so is loss of self
Profits come as one invests
in Christ, the source of wealth

Bought with a price
with blood payment
a fresh new way to live
There's dividends
for some to come
the Righteous Judge to give

So grateful for
a high net worth
True wealth from God above
I am debt free
when I believe
He redeemed me
through His blood

Laura Kestly
Note: “nolo contendere” means ‘no contest’. Scripture references per stanza: (1) Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 7:24, John 6:63, Eph. 2:1-5,9; (2) Rom. 3:24-25, 2 Cor. 5:17-18, Eph. 2:13-16, Col. 1:19-21, 2:13-14, 1 Tim. 2:3-6; (3) Rom. 6:23, Eph. 1:14, 2:8, 3:8, Col. 3:3, 1 Pet. 3:4; (4) Rom. 11:33, Phil. 3:7-8, Eph. 1:7, 3:16, Col. 1:27, 2:2-3,  1 Tim. 4:8, 6:6; (5) Rom. 8:10-13, 1 Cor. 6:20, 7:23, Phil. 3:14, 2 Tim. 4:8, Heb. 11:6; (6) Eph. 1:7, 2:4-5

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