Posted by: Pure Glory | 07/18/2018

Love By Actions Not Mere Words

by Hazel Straub

Real love is an action not merely words. Jesus, our example, loved us so much he gave his life for us. He laid his right to live and paid the penalty for our mistakes and sins. We, like Jesus, are to love and help fellow Christians in need. It is a way of life, give what they need and sacrifice ourselves for others.  A love lifestyle receives sacrificial love from Jesus and freely gives the same to others, showing love, mercy and grace. We receive God’s love to lavish it on others.

This is how we have discovered love’s reality: Jesus sacrificed his life for us. Because of this great love, we  to lay down our lives for one another. If anyone sees a fellow believer in need and has the means to help him, yet shows no pity and closes his heart against him, how is it even possible that God’s love lives in him?

Beloved children, our love can’t be an abstract theory we only talk about, but a way of life demonstrated through our loving deeds. We know that the truth lives within us because we demonstrate love in action, which will reassure our hearts in his presence.(! John 3:17-19 TPT)

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  1. Yes, that is true.

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    • Love is not love unless there is action and not merely talk.

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      • Yes, absolutely. Reminds me of why Martin Luther tried to remove Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation from the Bible: they taught that faith required actions, not just words.

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  2. Amen! If there is someone we say we just can’t love, ask God to love that person through you! Trust me, it works. After I divorced my husband, I dove into the Bible to learn what love really was-and there I found it, big as life: God is love! He then convicted me to be reconciled to him. But how as I had grown to hate him? Well, it was simple God showed me. Just yield to God and let Him love my husband through me. I did and I ended up falling madly in love with him again, like the first time! We remarried and now we’ve been together 43 years with a year break in service so to speak. I’ve had to rely on this to love many other unlovely people. It’s amazing! 😇

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    • Debbie, thank you for sharing your story. God is love and he gives us the ability to love because he first loved us. It is so good to see that you were able to learn to love your husband and remarry him. Congratulations on 43 years of marriage! It is a testimony to the love of God and love in action.

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    • Inspiring!

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  3. What a beautiful image, that robin. I learned in Israel the pelican is a symbol of hospitality because if there is no food the parents will tear their own flesh to feed their young.

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    • Yes, sometimes the birds are an example to us of how to love. They feed their young and do not ignore their needs. What an illustration for how we need to demonstrate love to others!

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  4. Love is definitely an action word!!
    God bless you for sharing🙏🏽

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    • Thank you! Love in deed and action. Feed the hungry, clothe the naked.

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  5. “Love is a verb.” 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Eric Michel Ministries International and commented:
    My favourite in all your post Crown of Glory International Ministries

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  7. Amen, a way of life indeed!

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  8. Amen!

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