“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. 

GOD CAN USE ANYONE

“Sometimes our lives are so centred on what we ourselves are going through – how we are doing, how we are treated, what our situation looks like, that we forget that God doesn’t look at people the same way we do. He holds all men’s hearts in His hands and can use anyone to bring to pass His purpose.
Someone you see as a thorn in your flesh today can be your helper tomorrow – that is why tomorrow is a mystery.”

GREAT MEN HAVE GREAT HABITS

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”