Daily Devotion on 1 John 3:18-24
Text: 1 John 3:18-24
You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
The saying has been used (and abused) by many for ages–athletes, politicians, celebrities. You can say you are a great team, but can you walk the walk and win the Super Bowl? You can say you will fix the economy, but will you really improve things during your presidency?
Interestingly, the apostle John says much the same in the devotion today: Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. Christians aren’t merely to talk a good talk of love, they are supposed to follow through and actually live a life of love, too.
It’s kind of scary to hear John continue in that paragraph by saying that God knows everything. That means God knows all the times our words have been empty and vain and our actions have been cold and loveless.
Thankfully, our entrance into heaven doesn’t depend on the amount of love that we put into action. If it did, we would never make it! Rather, our entrance into heaven depends on the amount of love that Jesus did put in action. So God gives us one simple command: believe in Jesus Christ.
Trust that Jesus is your Savior. Trust that he loved you enough to die for your sins. Trust that he loves you enough to forgive your sins every day.
That trust in our loving Savior is what moves us then to go on and live in love for others. As he has loved us, we will love others. That love of the Savior is what leads us not only to talk the talk, but also to walk the walk.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, Loving Savior, in boundless love you suffered and died for me and my sins. Now fill me with that love that I may daily serve you and others with such gracious love. I pray in your saving name. Amen.
Posted on April 24, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged 1 John, 1 John 3, Church, Daily Devotions, Forgiveness, Grace, Jesus, Love, School, Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.