“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
Romans 13:8-10 NKJV
Love covers all sins
“You owe no one anything except to love one another” – This struck the chord for me. ￼
It isn’t my business if I’m disliked for no just cause. My commitment is to ensure that I do not feel the same way about whomever it may be.
The condition of my heart towards others is what I should keep in check. Hence, I owe it to myself and everyone to love those around me regardless of if they love me or not.
Love Is The Answer.
There’s a Grace to love someone who doesn’t feel that way towards you. This Grace comes only when we pray for them. This is essential to us Christians to keep our hearts guarded.
I had to unlearn treating people the way they treated me and learn to treat people how I wanted to be treated. People’s demeanors shouldn’t change mine towards them. I only ensure that I love them and I’m at peace with them. That’s how I keep my heart in check.
Let Love Lead You
Just because someone rudely responded to you at a workplace doesn’t mean you should repay. The Bible says that we should repay no one evil for evil. A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Your goodness to someone who has shown you evil will In due time pour coals of fire on his head. He’ll repent. Even if he doesn’t, keep doing good. Learn to overcome evil with good.
Ensure that you do not change who you are because of someone’s choice of character. Remain Christ-like and guard your heart against the issues of life.
Remain in God and stay blessed.