Scripture Reading: Romans 13:8
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Reflections: In encouraging the church to pay every debt they owe the state in terms of taxes as and when they are due, Paul ceases the opportunity to flag a spiritually obligated debt the church should never cease to pay. He labels this as the ‘debt of love’ and concludes that the one who pays this unflinchingly no matter what, fulfills the law. By this, we understand that one will walk in error if they claim that it is over with loving someone and that the person no longer deserves their love because they have been offended by that person. There is the need to keep loving all the time, no matter what. As confirmed by Paul in 1 Cor 13:7-10, Love has no limits, it never fails and it never ends. No wonder Jesus made it a key indicator or a mark of a true and genuine disciple of His (John 13: 34 – 35). Loving others is not on your terms and it is the one debt you can never finish paying.
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to love others unconditionally.
Confession; I am loved unconditionally by God in order for me to love others unconditionally too. I see unconditional love as a debt I owe others.