THE DEBT OF LOVE
Owe no one anything except to love one another.
Christians owe love to everyone in society. Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Our love to one another applies first of all to fellow believers, our brothers and sisters in Christ.
But one another also applies to unbelievers—all unbelievers, not just those who are likeable and friendly. Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you” (Matt. 5:44). The apostle Paul said, “Let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10).
Love should be a distinctive trait in your life. You owe the debt to everyone, so make sure you show love to everyone so you will be known as someone who loves “one another fervently with a pure heart” (1 Pet. 1:22).
~ John MacArthur ~