Owe No Man Anything

I was chatting with a young mother of three children one day, reminiscing about the time when I was in her shoes.
“I’m so thankful for Romans 13:88Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8), ‘Owe no man anything but to love one another,’” I said. “It kept us from debt many times.”
“Yes, we started out that way,” she replied, “but things got rough and we had to go into debt.”
That was a sad word. God’s Word hasn’t changed. We can never pay our debt of love to one another, but His promise hasn’t changed either. “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:1919But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)).
I remember the sweet and encouraging words of an old saint: “Don’t be afraid to trust God. He will come in for you not just in spite of difficulties, but in spite of impossibilities.” He certainly did that for us.
His power hasn’t changed, either. He is still the Almighty God and yet at the same time, He is our loving Father.
You know how happy it makes you when your children obey you instantly and willingly. That puts a smile on your face and a song in your heart, doesn’t it? Our Father values that kind of obedience, too.