Now, retailers use the name to reflect their success. Accountants generally use black to signify profit when recording each day's book entries. Red is used to signify loss. Therefore, Black Friday means profitable Friday to retailing and to the economy.
Many shops and businesses rely on Christmas profits to bring them out of the red, and out of debt. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and this is typically when they are back in the 'black' - and when debts are able to be paid.
Black Friday has become known once again for its violence and mob mentality. In a previous post, the current Black Friday was compared to that very Black Friday long ago on Calvary. On that terrible day, violence and mob mentality played a part as well. Christ shed his own blood to buy our redemption.
He erased our tremendous debt of sin which we could never have paid on our own. In fact, there is nothing we could do to even begin to make atonement. Therefore Jesus paid our debt of sin for us on the cross and canceled the record of our debt, if we only believe.
2 Corinthians 5:21
"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
1 John 1:7
"The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
"Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
"And you, being dead in your sins hath he...forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross."