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God Demonstrates His Love

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Actions speak louder than words! Have you ever heard that saying? It is typically used when someone says they love you but their actions don’t match – like in a marriage or a relationship. It might be used in other circumstances as well. Like when someone promises to do something but fails to follow through on their promise. What we really believe or think or understand is often revealed by how we act – not so much on how we speak. Gone are the days – sadly – that a person is as good as their word.

How do we show our love? Do we learn a person’s love language? Do you receive love with words of affirmation? Is it spending quality time together? Do you experience love when you receive gifts? Do you feel loved when your partner shares acts of service with you or for you? Is physical touch the way you feel loved? What shows you love?

An important point to make – the way we feel love may not be how our partner feels love. In other words – if physical touch and words of affirmation are your top ways of feeling love – don’t assume your partner will feel loved in the same way. He or she may feel love through acts of service and spending quality time together. We must find out our partner’s love language in order to show them love.

God shows His love for us by giving His all to us. John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

What amazing love God has for us and shows us with His actions!

Just something for us to think about today as we go on our way!

P.S. Remember what I always say about Christmas – don’t go into debt for Christmas!

December 1, 2017 - Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , ,

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