The Kitchen Table 1 John 3 Day 14
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 1 John 3:16
True love lives! It shows up wherever it goes. We can’t hide love or what we love, it shows up, spilling out, slopping over, and even seeping through our words and actions. In fact, love is the life of the believer revealing what the believer believes. Jesus is love, the epitome of love. He didn’t and couldn’t hide it and He laid down His life in love for us so that we could know what it is to be loved and to love. Love wins! Once we know that love, we can’t help but show it. Love lives. Love shows up in our words, walk, will and worship. John goes on to write, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 Here’s the funny thing about love. It operates in truth. We cannot walk in love and not operate in truth. Truth lives in love. The truth is that we are living the life we love and that love is either for self or the Savior. We can know love by its words, walk, will and worship. The love of God will permeate the heart and life of every person who believes in Him and His love for us.