Romans 13:8, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
The apostle Paul was emphatic: we should not go into debt to anyone. Paul emphasized that we should have only one ongoing debt: we must love one another. We love because God loved us first and demonstrated that love through Jesus. Since God loves us, we should love one another. Loving our neighbor fulfills the legal requirements of God’s laws in the Torah because it is the underlying principle of the Law. However, our ultimate “debt” is to Jesus. While He gave us the gift of grace, love, mercy, and salvation freely, the Lord is emphatic: God’s love should lead us to share our love with others. We can’t claim to love God, Whom we haven’t seen, and not love each other whom we have seen. It’s that simple. As we move forward together, our only debt is to love others as we have been loved!