Today’s devotion for today is based on 1 John 3:18, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
I read this verse this morning as I was reading 1 John, one of the books that I have to admit I don’t read very often. What a fantastic call to love one another, and to put hands and feet on the love we profess with our mouths!
The instructions to us in this verse are clear. If we have material possessions and see or hear another person in need but fail to act, we are not showing the love of God. The verse says to love actually, not with words but with action and truth. Why truth? Well, perhaps if we search our hearts, sometimes we know deep down that we are withholding the Christ-like sacrificial love that lays down ‘self’ for friends.
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, help me to love with actions and in truth. May I be the person who does what I profess to be, a loving child of God. Forgive me when I fail and inspire me through your love by the power of the Holy Spirit. I Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.