Debt Free?

ARE YOU “DEBT FREE?” A few who read this may be… most are not!

There is a sense in which all of us have had the moral and spiritual indebtedness against us “paid in full” by our Savior (Colossians 2:13-15)! But there is also a sense in which there is a “love-debt” Christians will pay the rest of their lives – on that debt we will NEVER be “debt free”!! (Check out the passage I read during “Coffee with the Lord this morning – Romans 13:8-10 esp. vs. 8


God’s law is summarized in two core commandments: Love God wholeheartedly and love your “neighbor” as yourself! (cp. Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 with Matthew 22:34-40; Luke 10:25-37).

In this passage Apostle Paul urges us NEVER to feel like we have repaid the 2nd great commandment! In fact, he informs us that if we really succeed in “loving one another” (our “neighbor) we have fulfilled “the law!”

Oh Lord, help me to do a good job of BOTH – Loving God (expressed in obedience) and loving my “neighbor!” … And may both of those be understood and expressed as love as a verb, not simply as an emotion!

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