“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love
one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.”
I never did well in accounting. As long as assets and liabilities were clearly defined, I’d pass my tests. But terms like “loss contingency,” “LIFO reserve,” or “debt service fund” plummet my hopes of ever successfully completing Basic Accounting.
Often we measure love against our hopes, dreams, and selfish ambitions. As long as others align themselves with our agendas, love is anchored deep. It’s solid. Immovable. But if others succeed in their personal endeavors and leave us behind, they are seen as a threat.
We are to glorify God through our love for one another, not use love as a measuring stick for personal triumph. Think not about how we should gratify our sinful nature, but rather have sincere affections one for another.
Prayer: God, please teach me to love.
Think: For every bill you owe, is your indebtedness to love far greater?
Read: Romans 12:9-10; Romans 13:8-14; I Corinthians 13:1-13