Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Love is a Verb

I’m still on the love thing. What I see so clearly in God’s Word is that love is not simply a feeling or a declaration. Love is not just emotion, but it must also be motion. Love is only real love when it is put into action.

Do you love your spouse? Tell them, but also show them. Do you love your children? Don’t just tell them, but daily demonstrate it. Do you love God? Don’t just tell him, make it real and put it into action. You’ve heard the saying that we need to express our love. That means we need to show it in real tangible ways.

Here’s a real tangible way to show our Savior love. Jesus said, “If you love me you will obey what I command.” - John 14:15 Love that moves the heart of God is a love filled with action. True love is a verb.

3 comments:

Liz said...

Too often we base our decisions on how we feel such as when a person decides they need a divorce because they don't "love" their spouse any longer. Emotions are part of our soulish man. How can we be so foolish as to base any decision on what comes from the soul which tends to be too closely tied to the flesh? If we will renew our minds (the flesh) with the washing of the Word and demand our soul get in line with our spirit (Bless the Lord, oh my soul...) which knows the Word is truth, then we will not be controlled by our emotions. You are right, Eric, love is a verb and it must be preceded by a decision. Decide to obey the command to love and act in love, and the emotions will follow. God Bless.

Liz said...

Too often we base our decisions on how we feel such as when a person decides they need a divorce because they don't "love" their spouse any longer. Emotions are part of our soulish man. How can we be so foolish as to base any decision on what comes from the soul which tends to be too closely tied to the flesh? If we will renew our minds (the flesh) with the washing of the Word and demand our soul get in line with our spirit (Bless the Lord, oh my soul...) which knows the Word is truth, then we will not be controlled by our emotions. You are right, Eric, love is a verb and it must be preceded by a decision. Decide to obey the command to love and act in love. The emotions will follow. God Bless.

Liz said...

Too often we base our decisions on how we feel such as when a person decides they need a divorce because they don't "love" their spouse any longer. Emotions are part of our soulish man. How can we be so foolish as to base any decision on what comes from the soul which tends to be too closely tied to the flesh? If we will renew our minds (the flesh) with the washing of the Word and demand our soul get in line with our spirit (Bless the Lord, oh my soul...) which knows the Word is truth, then we will not be controlled by our emotions. You are right, Eric, love is a verb and it must be preceded by a decision. Decide to obey the command to love and act in love. The emotions will follow. God Bless.