So pay everyone what you owe them. Pay the taxes you owe, pay the duties you are charged, give respect to those you should respect, and honor those you should honor.
Don't be in debt to anyone, except for the obligation to love each other. Whoever loves another person has fulfilled the Law.
The commandments, Don't commit adultery, don't murder, don't steal, don't desire what others have,a and any other commandments, are all summed up in one word: You must love your neighbor as yourself.b10
Love doesn't do anything wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is what fulfills the Law.
As you do all this, you know what time it is. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep. Now our salvation is nearer than when we first had faith.
The night is almost over, and the day is near. So let's get rid of the actions that belong to the darkness and put on the weapons of light.
Let's behave appropriately as people who live in the day, not in partying and getting drunk, not in sleeping around and obscene behavior, not in fighting and obsession.
Instead, dress yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and don't plan to indulge your selfish desires.