Love in Action 1 John 3:18

Today’s Bible verse of the day is 1 John 3:18.

Two friends help each other up a mountain

1 John 3:18 – Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

What Does 1 John 3:18 Mean?

In this verse, St. John the Apostle addresses his readers as children. Children are blameless in their lack of understanding and are to be instructed with kindness and compassion, not knowing anything other than what they have been taught.

Therefore, we could perhaps, remind ourselves that we too are children. In this way, St. John acknowledges that we have much to learn, but does not condemn us for not doing differently than we are now.

His words are a commandment to allow our love to not just be mere speech, but action and in truth.

Other Spiritual Practices for 1 John 3:18


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