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Romans 13

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”Romans 13:8

Today we live in a society that depends heavily on large amounts of debt to sustain our economy. Partly, many Americans have been raised with the ideology that they deserve the very best that life has to offer. This entitled attitude demands nice cars, fancy clothing, and the most up to date electronics.

To maintain this lifestyle many Americans often borrow money—a lot of money. They do so through personal credit cards and loans against their homes. Unfortunately, they can’t sustain their buying habits, which leads to unwanted and unneeded stress. These types of stresses can lead to the destruction of relationships, even divorce.

What does the Bible teach about debt? Paul wrote to the church at Rome, “Let no debt remain outstanding.”

If you owe something to someone, be sure to take care of the debt you owe. Many relationships have been ruined because people don’t fulfill their promises or their commitments. In fact, we are not only instructed to fulfill our debts with one another, but we are also called to continue our “debt to love one another.” In other words, we are called to love one another because Christ loved us, even when we were unlovable.

Remember to remain faithful to your promises and fulfill God’s commandment to love one another.