Really loving each other

“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

This verse is pretty strong. It is says that we should not just pay lip service to love, but we should actually do something about it. Our love becomes real by our actions.

If we think about it, the Bible says God loves us. It is backed up by Jesus leaving the glories of heaven to live amongst us. He loved and cared for those He came in contact with. Ultimately He died on the cross for our sin. This was true love in action.

I wonder what things we can do today to show our love for others? What things can we say? What things can we do?

Love really is a verb – a doing word!


Dear God, please help me to love others in both word and deed. Help me to not just say I love others, but actually put it into action in the things I do. Please guide and lead me to people who need Your love today. Amen.