Biblical Character Development — Responsibility, Part 2 (The Man In the Mirror #42)

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Responsibility is not just doing what I said I would do, but doing what I know I should do.

Responsibility is doing what is expected and required. Profitability is doing what is extra and not anticipated. Worry comes from assuming responsibilities that God never intended for us to have.

How Our Debt Requires Responsibility

In the same way that a citizen shares the debt load of his country, so every believer shares a debt of love to every other believer. Paul states, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

Jesus explained the necessity of paying that debt in His parable of the unjust servant.

Since we owe an unfathomable debt of love to Christ, the question comes, “How can we even begin to pay it?” Jesus explained that what we do to benefit others is actually done to Him. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”