Spirituality Sunday — What does the Bible say L♥ve is?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Today is Valentine's Day and we all think of hearts, kisses & hugs, flowers, candy, and perhaps a romantic dinner together.  But what does the Bible say about love?

The Bible Says L♥ve Is An Action
By Rick Warren 

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we lve each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” (1 John 3:18 (NLT)

If you really lve someone, then you show it by how you act toward that person.

Lve is more than attraction and more than arousal. It’s also more than sentimentality, like so many of today’s songs suggest. By this standard, is lve dead when the emotion is gone? No, not at all, because lve is an action, and a behavior.

Over and over again in the Bible, God commands us to lve each other, and you can’t command an emotion. If I told you right now, “Be sad!” you couldn’t be sad on cue. Just like an actor, you can fake it, but you’re not wired for your emotions to change on command.

 If lve were just an emotion, then God couldn’t command it. But lve is something you do. It can produce emotion, but lve is an action. 
The Bible says, “Let’s not merely say that we lve each other; let us show the truth by our actions” (1 John 3:18 NLT). We can talk a good act: “I love people.” But do we really lve them? Our love is revealed in how we act toward them.

How will you reveal to others that you lve them today? Be specific. Think about each member of your family. How can you show your lve to _____ (your spouse, your children, your boss, your community, your church, etc.?

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