By Don Krow
In the lesson “God’s Kind of Love,” Part 1, I told you about the Romanian couple I met in the park. I want to tell you a little more about what happened, but before I do, I want to review some of the things we said about God’s love. Jesus Christ was the greatest expression of love that ever came on the face of the earth, yet as far as it is recorded in the Bible, He never said the words “I love you.” Isn’t that amazing? The greatest expression of love never said “I love you.” Do you know why? It’s because love is more than words; it is action. Suppose I said to my wife “I love you” and then went out and committed adultery against her? Would she believe my words, or would she believe my actions? She’d believe me according to my actions, because 95 percent of love is nonverbal. It’s not in the things you say; it’s what you do. In 1 John 3:18 we read, “Let us not love in word, neither in tongue [let us not love just with the words of our mouths]; but in deed and in truth” (brackets mine). Love is an action word. In Matthew 25:35-36, Jesus describes love by the actions it prompts, saying, “I was hungry, and you fed me, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was naked, without any clothing, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you cared for me.” Then in verse 40 He says, “By doing this to the least of these my brethren, you’ve done it unto me.” You see, love is an action; it’s something you do.
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