Recently, the Lord enabled me to get out from under a debt that would have taken years to pay off. As soon as it was paid, I logged into my account to look at the zero next to my loan and to bask in the feeling of “Paid in Full.”
That night, I read these words in Romans, “Owe no one anything, except to love one another.” Romans 13:8
No matter how many bills we pay or loans we pay off, there is one debt we will always owe.
We will always owe love.
We can love the people today who God puts into our lives, but they will always need to be loved tomorrow. It’s impossible to love too much or to love enough.
Too many people are looking for ways to get out of this debt. Divorce rates are high because someone chooses to pay off that debt and stop loving. Families are torn apart because the debt gets too heavy, and love stops being an option. Neighbors fight, coworkers gossip, in-laws bicker.
Love is paid in full, and it’s not supposed to be.
I thought I was done with debt that day. Seeing that “zero” gave me indescribable joy.
But I’m not debt-free.
I have people in my life who need to be loved. Today. Right now. Tomorrow. Always.
I owe them love, and I always will.
When you think you’ve loved enough or you want to stop loving, put a little more on the account.
Love to the full, but never let it be paid in full.
“Love never fails.“ 1 Corinthians 13:8
By Bethany Hayes
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