Romans 13:8–Keep out of debt


Romans 13:8 was added to the blog entry for the Verse of the Day for yesterday, April 15, 2016, which was taken from Romans 13:6-7. As the Verse of the Day for today, the day after “Tax Day,” the truth from Romans 13:8 bears repeating. Here is an excerpt from previous posts that look at the passage from Romans 13:8-10:

The Amplified Bible offers a sure-fire strategy to “get out of debt” with this exhortation which is a restatement of Romans 13:8:

8 Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

In reflecting on that verse, we recognize “The first and great commandment: To love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” Believers are further instructed to “love your neighbor as yourself.” When we love God, first of all, and then love others to the same degree that we love ourselves, we fulfill the law of love which is the highest expression of God, who is love. Indeed, to walk in love is the more excellent way.

Romans 13:9-10 goes on to explain:

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Listen as Bruce White offers a musical rendering of this passage called the Romans cycle from Romans 13:8-10:

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