on’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other..” (Romans 13:8, The Message)
Did you know, according to Debt.org, the more educated you are, the higher total of personal debt you have? This is true because the higher level of education, the higher the income, and the higher the income, the more likely you are to have higher debt. In a nutshell, the higher levels of income take on more debt than the lower levels of income.
The Debt of Love
In our scripture today, Paul encourages us to take on more debt as believers. This kind of debt is not the kind that can be accumulated by a mortgage or car loan. Instead, it’s the kind of debt the Christ Himself took on. It is the debt of love.
Statistics have shown, as working individuals we are not afraid to take on more debt just as long as we have the finances to back it up. Well, the same should be true as believers. Since our spiritual bank accounts are continually being funded by our heavenly Father through love, we should take on more debt.
Have you ever wondered why God places so many people in your life that you particularly don’t like? This is God’s way of encouraging us to get into love debt with them. His goal for us is to love them without ever expecting them to pay it back. By this, God’s love is perfected in us.
- Who has God placed in your life to love without getting anything in return personally?
- What are some ways you can love them better?
- Today, get into a love debt with that person. Love them without ever expecting them to pay you back. Do it because Christ has loved you the same way.