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Scripture:1 John 3:18

 KJV: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

 GNT: My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

 NIV: Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

 NLT: Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions.

 ESV: Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

 Reflection:

The world will tell you all kinds of things about what love is, but this verse provides the best illustration and explains how we can enable one another to love in the same way. The verse instructs us to follow Jesus’ example of giving up his life for us. Only through His empowerment can one love as Christ did.

The BibleRef.com’s explanation of today’s verse is as follows: John then summarizes the need for Christians to put their love into action, not just think about it, after making his application in verse 17. While it’s important to express love verbally, we must also do so through our deeds. In Matthew 15:4–9, Jesus issued a similar admonition to the Pharisees. True love for another person will result in loving actions, just as true saving faith will produce good works (James 2:17–19). The Greek root word agape, which means a selfless, self-sacrificing love, is used in this verse once more.

John expands on his earlier statement that a person does not have love if he sees his brother in need and does not step in to help him by asserting that love is an action. We cannot simply state, “I love you,” without deeds to support it. It has no purpose. That being said, grace, not good deeds, is what saves us.

Beloved, I previously discussed a crucial lesson we discovered regarding “why we must love others with passion.” God wants us to love more in deeds today rather than just in words. Since I became a Christian, I have noticed that people typically love others because it serves their own interests. I’ve observed that Christian leaders often show their pastors love just to be noticed. Jesus never intended for us to do that; instead, he wants us to put our love into practice. To help a brother or sister in need, you should donate your time, money, care, or anything else. This holds true for everyone in the community, not just members of the church.

Keep in mind that Jesus Christ will one day inquire of you: “HOW HAVE YOU LOVED YOUR NEIGHBOURS WITH ACTION?” This may be now or after your time on earth.

 Prayer:

Abba Father, forgive me for only expressing my love for your children in words. You are a loving and generous God. Please allow me the chance to do something nice, say something kind, or serve one of these Christians today so that they will be blessed.

I’d like to know your opinions on what I’ve said as well as your thoughts, comments, and other contributions to this message. You could email your comments to the following addresses or leave a comment on the information provided below.

Please let me know if you think you might need spiritual counselling for whatever issue you’re currently facing, and my team and I will be happy to provide it for you.

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Send your prayer request via those emails as well. I would love to join my faith and pray with you on your needs.

Pastor Bob.

Please share…….

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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