The Law of Balance in Daily Living

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. (Rom. 13:8 NKJ)

In other words, Love is an infinite debt that we owe to everyone in Jesus. It is the essential, infinite moral obligation. You cannot say to someone, "See, I have loved you proportionately; now, I'm not obligated to love you anymore." The obligation has no limit.

However, in other matters, the Bible tells us not to owe anyone anything.
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. (Rom 13:7 NKJ)

This applies to all aspects of life. When we owe someone anything, we become like the flat tire of car. It's difficult for the other wheels to move along with one flat tire. They get too much stressed. That's why we change a flat tire immediately and try to get it mended.
You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning. (Lev 19:13 NKJ)

"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (Mar 12:17 NKJ)

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God. (1Ti 5:4 NKJ)

Words like "Thank you!" "Sorry!" and "Please!", when genuinely spoken, also greatly assist in putting things into balance and helping on a smooth ride.

In some cases, it's laughter that sets the balance; in other cases, it is sorrow that sets the balance. There are times when one must laugh and there are times one must weep.

A company that extracts more labor and pays little is actually trying to climb a hill with as little expense of fuel as possible. It neither understands the scientific laws of thermodynamics (that the universe is not a free lunch) nor the psychological law of rewards. One can't reinforce any action without proper reward. In fact, a company that exploits its workers is damaging the balance of nature; it is cutting the branch it's sitting on.
"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." (Luk 6:38 NKJ)

It doesn't matter if the person working for you is a close relative, or your own child; if you don't pay proportionately, you have become the flattened tire.

Even God, who owns everything, pays back to His children in return for what they give to Him out of what He has given unto them.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. (Heb 6:10 NKJ)

God rewards generously.
"His lord said to him,`Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' (Mat 25:21 NKJ)

He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given. (Pro 19:17 NKJ)

"And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward." (Mat 10:42 NKJ)

One thing is sure: God is a debtor to no man; whatever we bring to Him is never lost. He justly rewards our faith in Him.

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Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness And his chambers by injustice, Who uses his neighbor's service without wages And gives him nothing for his work, (Jer 22:13 NKJ)


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