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Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another... Romans 13:7,8

Do you owe anything to anyone? I know you didn't expect this question at the coffee table this morning... But we might as well get it cleared and out of the way, as the Scripture suggests today.

I do not suspect any of us have problem giving back monetary debts we owe people. But sure all of us have problem with the other kind of debt we owe others such as respect, honor, love etc.

Our justification may be "He/She doesn't deserve it!" But that's not true; it's just a lame excuse. Every one of them deserves love, respect, and honor. It is almost a birth right if you will, though no one can expect it without offering it to others first.

In Love, we can never payback as it is a continual debt, an obligation, and we don't think of it that way. Without loving fellow men we can not possibly praise the Lord. In other words, if we do praise the Lord, we can not curse fellow men.

James writes in his letter to the tribes:
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3: 9,10
Let us therefore pay off our debts in terms of taxes, revenue, respect, honor & love as we start a new week. Happy Monday!
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