12/03/19: 1 John 3:7-24; Psalm 122:1-9; Proverbs 29:1

1 John 3: 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 

In an earlier blog we referenced “hypocrisy” where our actions do not support what we say.   Here we see John, known as the “Apostle Jesus loved,”  highlight what “love” truly is:

— love is serving one another with the actions we take — not the platitudes we offer.

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