Today’s devotion for today is based on Saint Paul’s words to the Roman congregations as they are recorded for us in Romans 13:8, “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another.”
This phrase describes something unique. This is not a debt in the sense that I need to pay something off to God before I get something good in return. Jesus has already paid the debt of my sin in full. I stand forgiven. I am at peace. Heaven awaits.
In light of all this, something extraordinary happens. The more this good news sinks in, the greater the gratitude grows. Jesus’ free gift of forgiveness empowers you and me to obligate ourselves in love to others. That, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, is the debt Saint Paul is speaking of in this verse.
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for all you have done for me. Give me opportunities to show your love through my love toward others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.