The Debt of Love

The Debt of Love

by Chuck Musselwhite

The average American owes $2300 in credit card debt. That is taking all of the credit card debt and dividing it by the number of people. In reality, most people owe a lot more than that because not everyone has a credit card. I know a lot of you don’t live in the United States, but it is an excellent example of how much debt a person can have. The Apostle encourages us not the owe anyone anything except the debt of love.

‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:8

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law… 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Pay that Debt

I think this is a cool way to say that we need to love our neighbor. Think of love as a debt we owe to those around us. Are you paying that debt on a consistent basis? Are there people in your life where that debt is growing large? Do something today to get rid of it. Do a random act of kindness or spend some time with them. Whatever it is you need to pay the debt of love.

Set Things Right

Sometimes th debt of love increases because of neglect, and sometimes it happens because we have wronged someone. There is a growing gap between you and them that only can be bridged with the love you show them. The longer you let it go, the harder it will be to make it right. If you have wronged a person in your life go apologize and make things right. It will take eating some humble pie and admitting you were wrong, but you will be better for it.

Fulfill the Law

When we love our neighbor, we fulfill the law. Jesus set that example by laying down his life for us. The second greatest commandment is to love one another. We can owe people money, but the best thing to give is our love. Pay the debt of love by giving of yourself to someone who needs it.

Courtesy of Daily Walk Devotionals

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  1. Amen this is so true! We often wonder why our blessings are being blocked and God says clearly that we must forgive in order to be forgiven. Unforgiveness is always on the menu with bitterness, anger, and hatred. Yup that’s a recipe for disaster.