Inspiration

Love Is an Action

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

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

Love 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 love dead when the emotion is gone? No — not at all — because love is an action and a behavior.

Over and over again in the Bible, God commands us to love 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 love were just an emotion, then God couldn’t command it. But love is something you do. It can produce emotion, but love is an action. 

The Bible says, “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions” (1 John 3:18 NLT, second edition). We can talk a good act: “I love people.” But do we really love them? Our love is revealed in how we act toward them.

Talk It Over

  • In what ways is your love displayed in the way you treat your friends? Your co-workers? Your neighbors? Strangers?
  • Think about each member of your family. How can you show your love to _____? Be specific.
  • How does choosing to love others affect how we feel about them?

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

...Read More.
Now Playing:

Our Mission at a Glance

To bridge the cultural gap within

Christian Music

by uniting listeners all over the world to join in the diverse listening experience we provide.

Loving God Is a Choice

"Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, between life and death." (Deuteronomy 30:15 GNT) Although the world is broken, God is ... READ MORE

Every Believer Has Spiritual Gifts

When you know what you’re shaped to be, then you know what you ought to be, and you can start focusing on that and make better use of your ... READ MORE
Look Up Radio |  #1 Christian Contemporary and Gospel Radio Station | Faith Comes With Believing

Faith Comes With Believing

Faith is simply believing in something. But there are different kinds, or levels, of faith. We’ve all been given a […] READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

Top 5 Christian Songs