“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8

 To love others is not just a good lifestyle choice; for children of God, for those whose eyes are open to the truth, it is an obligation and a command. The truth is we owe a debt of love.

 Do you know that you are a debtor to God? We need to know our true position: we are all debtors, being sinners. Sin is a debt to God Almighty, some sinners are greater debtors indeed, but one thing is clear, whether the debt is more or less, it is greater than we are able to pay. Jesus was handed over for our salvation. A ransom was paid – the just for the unjust, the righteous for the unrighteous. There was no peace made but by His blood on the Cross. It was a debt that could not be paid in a person’s lifetime.

 “He paid the debt He did not owe

I owed a debt I could not pay

I needed Someone to wash my sins away

Now I can sing a brand new song amazing grace

Lord Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay.”

 It is God’s will that you remember that you have sinned and have been forgiven for it is that remembrance that creates in you a merciful and compassionate heart towards others. Loving your enemy is always unreasonable until you come to realise that you yourself were an enemy of God before He forgave you. There is a debt of love that we owe to each and everyone. Don’t be like the ungrateful servant in Matthew 18:21-35, who was blinded to his true position and refused to forgive others when he had been forgiven so much.

 Make a decision today to love the unlovable, to forgive those who have hurt you, because by doing so, you are paying the debt of love. 


“Where we desire vengeance, God pursues mercy. Where we encourage pride, God exalts the humble, where we focus on the outside, God looks at the heart. That is the greatest mystery of all – the God who created us now dwells not in temples built with human hands but within us by faith in our heart. (Acts 17:24).”


“IIf you enter a lift to go to the penthouse of a skyscraper building, how many of you would first press to go to down to the underground car park? No one! Yet, in God’s way of doing things, it is our job to submit and humble ourselves under Him and His job to lift us up in His time and in His way. In other words, humility is God’s lift for elevation.”


“In Matthew 22:21 Jesus said, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” What is of God must return to Him. With the Word of God in your heart, you can one day return to Him in the world of glory.”