‘Love’ is an action verb

Have you ever known that person that just frustrates you. They insult you, lie to you, and treat you terribly. They seem to have no decency, and will do anything to try to make you unhappy. Perhaps I’m exaggerating, but we all have known someone who fits at least one of those qualities. How do you treat that kind of person?

It is our natural reaction to reject them, turn our backs on them, and wish them a good life. Or, insult them back, or get "revenge." Or, maybe a fist in their face feels a little more appropriate. Whatever the negative reaction, it is not Christ-like.

Christ commanded us, "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil." (Luke 6:35) Notice the word "love," yes, that one. Love is an action verb. Love is an action. Christ did not command, "Don’t hate them." He commanded "Love them."

Let me ask you, who treats you terribly? Who disrespects you? Who is the last person you want to be around? Are you loving that person? I would like challenge you, take some positive action toward that person. Give them a compliment. Do them a favor. Maybe even give them a gift.

Let’s show others God’s love for them through our actions that the name of Christ may be glorified!

"Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing." – 1 Peter 3:9

"But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil." – Luke 6:35

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4 thoughts on “‘Love’ is an action verb

  1. I love this. It very much reflects a view I work hard to maintain, (though I have to admit that at times that can be confronting and very difficult) Nothing worse than slumping and telling someone you love them after they have pulled your heart out stomped on it, then picked it up and fed it to the Lions!

    As we get older and realise that we all have faults and that we are all, at some stage (if we are close enough) going to hurt one another – either intentionally or unintentionally – we come to understand love is a choice. We’ve got to choose to act with love and kindness even when we do not feel like it, because that honey moon phase wont last forever.

    Great post, thanks so much for sharing! Much appreciated 🙂

    Miss Lou

    • I’m glad the Lord has taught you so much. Most people and even Christians never acknowledge the meaning of loving unconditionally. That kind of love can only come from God. It is difficult at times, but it is the most rewarding thing we will ever experience other than salvation Praise the Lord! 🙂

  2. This post has totally rebuked me in every way. Thank you so much, I have no regrets that I read the whole post. Thank you so much!

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