We are all by nature debtors. We owe to our holy Maker ten thousand talents, and are not able to pay. We cannot atone for our own transgressions, for we are weak and frail, and only adding to our debts every day. But, blessed be God! what we could not do, Christ came into the world to do for us. What we could not pay, He undertook to pay for us. To pay it He died for us upon the cross. “He offered himself to God” (Heb. 9:14). “He suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18). Never let us forget this!
~ J.C. Ryle