The One Debt Everyone Should Have and Never Pay Off

While the Bible is chock full of warnings against debt, there is one debt that Account417 endorses. A debt that no one should ever pay off. In fact, everyone should take on more and more of it every chance they get.

It is, of course, credit card debt. No, wait, that doesn’t sound right.

Before you leave a comment saying that I’ve gone off the deep end, let me explain.

Good Debt

Let’s check out what the scripture has to say about debt:

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” – Romans 13:8

The Apostle Paul is telling us that we are all in a beautiful kind of debt that we can make payments on by loving one another.

Have you ever thought of loving others as a debt?  It doesn’t sound very appealing at first. In fact, it’s almost a turn off, but think about it:

How many of you are feverishly paying off your debt with so that you can be free?

Now, what if you used that same intensity to love your neighbor, love your coworkers, love your friends, love your family and those in need?

Can you imagine the impact you’d have on this world if you selflessly served others rather than pursuing everything for your own sake?  Can you imagine the difference it’d make in your own life – how much happier you’d be?

Debt Should Define Us

Does debt define you? Most people are defined by debt in two ways – they either have too much of it and their lives are defined by the struggle to live with it or they are defined by their struggle to pay it off. Some of us are so consumed by becoming debt free that we forget there is one debt we should relish. God wants us to be defined by this debt:

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35

By paying this debt daily, the world will know who we serve and why we serve Him. So, let me ask you, how are you getting deeper in debt?


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