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::Devotional:: ‘The Debt of Love’

October 29, 2010

Who isn’t seeking to be debt freed these days right?  I mean we all want to experience the freedom from that bondage don’t we?  Did you know the Bible says that there is one debt that we should constantly have before us?  The Bible says we are to keep before us the debt of love for one another.

God’s love for us is infinite.  What Jesus has lavished upon us through his death on the cross is more love than mankind could ever muster or imagine.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:  while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

One of the components of God’s will for our lives is that we would always keep before us an undending debt of love towards others just has he has loved us.

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.  Romans 13:8

Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10

John wrote young believers and expalined to them that one of the tests of salvation, to determine if in fact they were truly saved, was whether or not they had a desire and commitment to love others as Christ had loved them.

1We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

As I said before, God’s love is infinite.  It has been relentlessly poured out upon each of us while none of us were deserving.  Our love for others is to be given freely rather than earned, just the way God’s love has been given to us; unconditionally.

-Stay Rooted Col. 2:7-

The Love of God:

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell
The guilty pair, bowed down with care
God gave His Son to win
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin

Could we with ink the ocean fil
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whol
Though stretched from sky to sky

Hallelujah [3x]

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song

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