Show love one to another through deeds and not through words but with actions and in truth.
-I John 3:18
We can make a difference in our homes, communities and churches if we walk in love.
There is enough hatred, division and strife in the world today, so we don’t have to add to the chaos, but let love abide. Abide is an action verb that means to remain or continue.
God is our greatest example of this in St. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
So in our daily walk, Paul instructs us in Ephesians 5: 2 to walk in love, imitating Christ exercising love. Christ loved us so much that he gave his life.
Look for an opportunity to show love. Love is a demonstration in action, which can be shown or given at any time or any place. The funny thing about love is that people know when your love is real
Roman 12:9-10 lets us know that love must be sincere and we must show brotherly love as we honor one another.
We are instructed in Hebrews 13:1 to let brotherly love continue. It’s not optional; it should be a daily practice for all of us.
Love is an action verb that must be displayed. Anyone can talk about love, but love really isn’t love until it has been shown or given.
We are encouraged in I John 3:18 to display love: Show love one to another through deeds and not through words but with actions and in truth. This letter in First John was written to exhort us to love one another.
It’s important that we remember that when we demonstrate love we reveal God to man, as seen in I John 4:7: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
It requires very little to be negative, but it requires a lot to be positive in a negative world and influence the world.
In I Corithians13:6-8, Paul lets us know that love is a builder, not a destroyer; love bears up; love sees the best in a person; love goes the distance; and lover never fails.
Beloved, we are to let love abide. Jesus himself instructs us to let love abide in St. John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Williams is the pastor of Rhema Christian Fellowship and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.