“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).


When we receive Christ, we receive the love of Christ. This is the love that moved Christ to die in our place, so that we might have eternal life. Real love takes action. The evidence that we have received Christ is that the love that goes beyond mere words and takes action is suddenly ours. Christian love communicates itself through word and deed. As John wrote in his gospel, “God so loved the world that he gave…” God’s kind of love, what the Greeks called “agape” love, is unconditional and sacrificial. God’s kind of love is love that gives. So “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24) today!
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us and thank You for pouring Your love into us through our faith in Christ. The chief fruit of the Spirit is love and we ask You to increase our experience of this fruit in our lives. Make us more loving O Lord, we pray. In Jesus’ name, amen.