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May 25, 2022

Love is an Action


Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

1 John 3:18 NLT



In our present culture, it appears that for many, love is an emotion or an accident. Just think a moment about how we talk about love. “I fell in love.” So, is love a ditch we accidentally fell into? We weren’t planning to fall, we didn’t see it coming, we just fell and here we are.

It doesn’t work like that. Attraction and arousal are emotions that can happen by accident. But attraction and arousal are not love—they are emotions.

True love is an action. We show that we love someone by what we do with our time, talent, and treasure.

If I say I love Cindy but spend all my time at work, my actions will say I love my work more than Cindy. If I say I love Cindy but spend my treasure on playing golf or buying myself expensive toys, then I don’t really love Cindy. My actions suggest I love golf and toys.

When we love someone, we make a choice to commit our time, talent, and treasure to enhance their life. We want to work to make life better for them. We are not selfish; we are selfless.

When we say we love God more than anything, then we spend our time, talent, and treasure enhancing His kingdom.



Holy Spirit, help me to be someone who shows my love through my actions. Help me today to love others and love You the way I should.

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