Should I go after customers who refuse to pay their bill?


Luke 6:35

NLT - 35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.

Clarify Share Report Asked May 13 2013 Dad on beach Larry Muscarella

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Stringio Colin Wong Supporter Founder, eBible.com
From a business perspective, yes, you should. If all your customers know that you will not insist on collection, then you will be out of business fairly soon!

Luke 6:35 is really talking about going above and beyond on a *personal* context. If your best friend or family member borrows money from you, will you report them to the collection agency if they fail to pay? Most people will not.

Jesus asks you to go one step further. You shouldn't just do good to people who love you. That is easy. Even sinners can love people who love them (Luke 6:32). If you truly understand the heart of Christ, then you will love even your enemies and treat them as your friend or family. And in that context, you lend without expecting to be repaid.

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