Little children let’s not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will set our heart at ease before Him, that if our heart condemns us, that God is greater than our heart, and He knows all things. – 1 John 3:18-20
Love is a word that makes older hearts warm and youthful hearts giggle.
Love is a verb that we just can’t wait to hear from that “special” someone and have a need to frequently hear all of our lives.
Love is an action that, if experienced emerging from a Holy God who sent His only Son to die for our sins, can change an individual’s entire life for eternity.
Love, as the apostle John explains, is the single most important identifier of a transformed life.
There are many ways by which this world attempts to label a person “Christian.” Perhaps, there are even more methods by which Christians label one another. While I see much anger, fear, and hatred being poured out across the digital “plains,” love appears to be in short supply.
Are we really loving “in deed and truth?” We must not only say it. Today, and all the days we have left, we must do it. It matters.
Deficient love is always central to our problems. – Larry Crabb