(Rom 13:8) “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
The Lord has encouraged us in various places throughout the scriptures to come out of debt. He has encouraged us to do so because debt is designed to bind; it’s designed to keep us from doing for God what we would really like to do. In fact, it keeps the body of Christ talking more about tithes and offerings than it does the real power of God because most people sitting in the pews are worried more about how they’re going to pay the light bill than what God wants to do. In fact, the world has even told us that there are such things as good and bad debt, when the fact is that all of it (even your mortgage is just debt) and with debt comes risk. Not to mention, that debt takes away our ability to build wealth now for the days of retirement, because if we keep living there will come a day where we can’t work, then what do we do? If God has provided us with income the last 20-40 years he has already provided us a way to build wealth we just didn’t handle it properly.
However, there is one debt that we who are Christians can never repay, and that’s the debt called love. Paul told us to owe no man anything, but to love one another. Thus, we can never love someone enough. We will never get to the place where we can say we loved someone more than enough. Love is a debt that can never be repaid. No matter how much one has loved he/she is still under obligation to continue to love. Oh yes the cars, the credit cards, the finance companies and even the mortgages can and should be paid off but love will never (as long as we are on this earth) be repaid. The Apostle Paul put it this way “Now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” Thus, don’t be afraid to love because God is love.
God Bless You