Saturday, April 8, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Love In Action

Saturday April 8

Bible Reading:     1 John 3: 16 - 24

Topic:         Love In Action

In many places, the Scripture encourages Christians to show love by deed.

In verse 18 of today's text, John admonishes: "My little Children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth".

What John is saying is that our faith and love must respond to the needs that arise out of our environment.

Love that is not expressed in action is not true love; so there is no unexpressed love for God or for one's brother (James 2: 14 - 26; Ezekiel 33: 31)

To neglect the prodding of the Holy Spirit to give to a brother or sister in need is evidence that you don't know the God of Love.

However, you should know that when God blesses you with a substance, He has someone else in mind to benefit from it.

The blessing of Laban from God was simply for Jacob's sake (Ex. 30: 27)

According to the story in Matt. 25: 31 - 46, our love in providing food to the needy, visiting (not texting) to pray with a brother or sister in the hospital and assisting others with bodily needs will count in the day of judgement.

So, how strong is your love life with regard to giving?

Father in Heaven, thank You for Your love for me. I pray that you give me a substance and the Spirit of liberality to bless others with my substance. I make this prayer through Christ my Lord, Amen.

Memory verse:   1 John 3: 18

"My little Children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth "

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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