Several years ago, my wife and I made a choice to cut down our debt. Using Dave Ramsey’s “baby steps,” we paid off 30k in credit and car debt within 8 months. It was hard. It took ‘gazelle like’ intensity but we did it and it felt great. But there is one debt that we didn’t and hopefully won’t ever pay-off. Believe it or not, it is a debt that God says should always be outstanding.
The bible says in Romans 13:8,
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another.”
Love is a debt and people around me are the creditors. Just as financial debt requires payment, so too does the debt of Love to others. The difference is this: With credit debt, I have to pay it off. With Love debt, I get to. With my mortgage, car and student loans, I have to send the checks. With my Love debt, I get to serve and add value to people in my circles. With money debt, I pay it off. With Love debt, I accumulate more.
To me, that’s the best debt of all!
Question. What are some ways that you can pay toward your debt of LOVE today? Write a comment below …