Tuesday, February 12th
1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
A simple truth that most people acknowledge with their mouths but fail prove by the way they live is that love is an action, not a thing. Today’s Bible text says that true love is an expressed by how we act, not by carrying and ideal definition of it around in our minds. With all of the so called ‘moral decay’ that the Church is quick to point out in society, one thing that It must understand is that this cultural decline is not going be fixed by pointing a religious finger at it. If that would have worked, the Pharisees and Sadducees would have gotten the job done and Jesus wouldn’t have had to die. Sure, you can pick any given Sunday and walk into any given service and hear the word ‘love’ thrown around inside the walls of the House, but that’s often where it stops. How the individuals act at home, at work, and in their other various activities proves that love has been limited to an ideal, or philosophical mindset rather than the act of reaching out to a world that is in desperate need of a Savior. You have this choice on a moment by moment basis throughout the course of each new day. How are you going to express the love that the Lord has poured into you today? – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff