Debt of Love

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another . . .” Romans 13:8 NIV

Sometimes as I’m reading the Word of God, a verse will capture my attention, leaving a deep impression on me and a desire to share it with you. This is one such verse.

Loving others — loving you — is a debt I’m never to fully pay. I’m always to be about the business of love, continually making payments on the debt of love. If you’re a follower of Christ, the same is true for you.

So let’s ask ourselves, what payments have we made lately? How have we shown kindness, acceptance, forgiveness, unselfishness, grace, compassion, or affection? How have we loved one another?

More importantly, how will we pay our debt of love from this moment on? If you feel like you’ve fallen short in the past (and who doesn’t…), no worries — remember, it’s a lifetime mission. And there’s no better time than today to start making regular payments. Let’s be about the business of love!

“‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.'” John 15:12

*Flickr photo by seyed mostafa zamani , Creative Commons License


  1. Such a good reminder, Cheryl, for us to remember to love and continue loving one another. It’s a tab that will never be fully paid, isn’t it?

    Oh, and I love the photo you chose. So pretty! And thank you, Cheryl, for your prayers. You are such a blessing to me! :)

  2. Thank you for the encouragement!!

  3. i think this is a great reminder that we owe GOD a debt of love. so, even if i feel like my husband/friends/family might not be doing “enough” to love me, it’s not THEM i owe. i owe GOD. so, no matter if they “deserve” my love at any particular moment, i need to keep loving whole heartedly, because i still owe God. does this make sense? it does in my head. :)

  4. I really like that passage. Seems so simple–love one another. Beautiful reminder, Cheryl!

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