Love is the Ultimate Action Word
As a child, I remember learning in school that a verb is an “action word.” We also learned that a noun is “a person, place, or thing,” Love is the ultimate noun and verb! John defined the “Love of God,” as an action, not only a thing…something we should always keep in heart and mind.
Love becomes life-giving when it is backed up with action. The true measure of love is not only words, but deeds. Our deeds transform love from a “thing” into “action.”
In Verse 19, The Apostle John shared this powerful truth: True love, when lived through our actions, draws us closer to God, strengthens our character, and provides the firm foundation of assurance!