Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ongoing Debt

"Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; 
for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law."
Romans 13:8

Here Paul encourages us to stay out of debt—“Owe nothing to anyone." But he also tells us there is actually a debt we are to continually owe. The debt of love.  Loving others is the second greatest commandment, the first is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind. (Matthew 22:35-39). When we love God and love others we fulfill all ten commandments. The first four commandments relate to the vertical relationship we have with God. the last six commandments pertain to our horizontal relationship with people. Keep both the vertical and horizontal commandments and we've fulfilled the whole Law.  "A man may be a good doctor without loving his patients; a good lawyer without loving his clients; a good geologist without loving science; but he cannot be a good Christian without love." (D. L. Moody)

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