Praying with Paul: 'The Debt of Love'

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Romans 13:8-10

Dear Father,

I owe love to my fellow man, as you have said. What an endless debt! How can I keep your command to love my neighbor as myself? What would it be like to live in a world where such unselfishness prevailed? Ah, it would be heaven on earth, therefore such behavior is a precondition of our heavenly inheritance.

But Lord, be gentle in your judgment toward me. I fall so far short on this. Love would absolutely do no wrong to one's neighbor - never taking anything that was his, or even wanting to. So fill me with love, so that I may fulfill your law.

In the name of Jesus, help me, Lord. Amen.

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The Debt of Love — Romans 13:8-10

About This Devotional

Eldon Degge turns the apostle Paul's writings into daily, powerful prayers.

Heartlight appreciates Eldon Degge and Meridian Publishing for permission to make this available on our website. Praying with Paul is also available as a book.