Prove Your Love
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us
1John 4:8 says, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” This verse underlines the importance of walking in love as a Christian. The Christian life is more than demonstrating power over demons and circumstances; it’s a demonstration of divine love. God is love.
That means He’s love personified. He so loved us and demonstrated that love by giving Jesus to die for us while we were yet sinners. As a Christian, you’re born of God, and it follows that if God who is love gave birth to you, you’re the product of love, and that’s the nature of your spirit.
Our opening verse shows that love is not one of those things you ask God to give you; it’s already one of the attributes of your recreated human spirit. You already have love in you. What is expected of you now is to prove or demonstrate the love of God that’s stored up in your heart, and be a blessing to your world.
You express your love for God through fellowship. There’s no love without fellowship! You can’t say you love God without spending quality time with Him, for Love is expressed in fellowship. You also prove your love for the Lord by doing His Word. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” You demonstrate the love of God when you consciously walk in love towards your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Jesus said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” Loving your brothers and sisters in Christ the same way Christ loves you is proof that you love the Master and that you’re His disciple indeed: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).
I thank you for filling my heart with your love. I’m humbled by the greatness of your love and immensity of your grace towards me. I walk in the consciousness of your great love for me today,
in Jesus’ Name.
1 John 4:19-21; 1 John 4:8
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Ephesians 1:1-14; Amos 5-9
2 Year Bible reading plan: 1Timothy 6:1-16; Jeremiah 42