“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. 


“Let’s take a lesson from David who was ready to be humiliated in his own eyes, so that God could be honoured. Ask yourself: Where does honouring God appear in your list of priorities? Do you thank Him for all that He has done in your life, all the way long? While men look at the outside, God looks at the motives of the heart. Instead of worrying about the opinion of others concerning you, let the motive of your heart each day be to honour God before yourself.”


“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”


“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”