Lenny Kravitz song “Let Love Rule”:
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV
Refresh on God’s Word:
Little children (believers, dear ones), let us not love [merely in theory] with word or with tongue [giving lip service to compassion], but in action and in truth [in practice and in sincerity, because practical acts of love are more than words]. 1 JOHN 3:18 AMP
After chewing on this for a while I noted this passage is not only emphasizing love being put into action but says point blank,
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
And that 1 John 3:18 verse is from-
(Say this with an ominous voice)
“The Kiiiiiing Jaaaaaames Veeeeersiiiiiion.”
The King James version, that some churches use exclusively (not reading, give credit to or using any other version).
We see in this verse that the real emphasis is on our actions. Not that we shouldn’t verbalize our love but that it must be backed up with our heart and shown in how we act, react and treat others (treat everyone).
Words are cheap.
Actions speak louder than words.
Others can know love more by what we do than by what we say.
Many times our eyes are able to hear better than our ears.
We got to let love speak. Body language that stuff!
The only way to explain this any further is to show you what I mean about our body saying things, regardless of what words may be coming out of our mouths, churches, homes & occupation.
This is what inspired me to do some videos but with only a few words so you can hear what I am saying, not with written or many spoken words but through my actions and simple body language alone.
Personal example of body language (all same words but actions convey different meaning):
So, I am looking today at what God tells us real love is (1st Corinthians 13 <-click to view or crack open a Bible).
This helps us answer,
“What does real love look like?
“How is it defined by God?”
“How did Jesus Christ define it with His actions?”
“How is it defined by what we do?”
That is where we must start, by knowing what kind of love we are talking about here in 1 John 3:18.
How can we show love, live it, if we don’t even know what kind of love we are talking about?
We have to know love before we show love.
End of day 2 “Let Love” Audio Adrenaline song:
Extra – play this next song and I almost guarantee it will stick with you the rest of the day or night…