Romans 13:8-10, “8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a] and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
The chains of debt weigh heavily upon its captives. It keeps the individual bound to pay a price that is designed to charge them as little as possible for as long as possible. It trips up the church whose debt for it’s buildings cannot be met by its debt ridden regulars. It forces nations to make decisions that will not strengthen the status of the generations to come. Our whole world is in debt, we’re financially sinking. My pastor says, “If you do what everybody else is doing, you’re going to get what everybody else got.” It certainly isn’t pretty. Let us stop owing money and start paying down that debt of love before we forget what love really means.