Never get carried away by the homage, praise, accolade that you receive when things are rosey…
Although words aren’t cheap (Prov. 18: 21), people use it without weighing the consequences.
For years, I heard a group of people tell a certain beautiful woman how much they loved her. I would watch in admiration as everyone called her a blessing …
a few years down the line and her name is hardly mentioned.
It’s like she never existed.
Now I’m wondering, was she really a blessing?
Was she really loved?
How often do we say “I love you” and understand what it means?
According to Merriam Webster dictionary, love is a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. However, the bible defines love even more plainly.
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy,
It does not boast, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs,
love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13: 4- 8.
As Christians, our bible is our manual for life and when we express love for anyone; spouse, pastor, children, parents, country etc.
we should realize that we are expected to do it the 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 way.
We shouldn’t love with the shallow superficiality of the world.
We need to evaluate our expression of love in the light of God’s word.
Understanding that love is far more than just words.
It is commitment to a person that is constant.
A commitment that doesn’t waver when conditions change.
It means that when we use the three words “I love you”
there shouldn’t be a disconnect between what we say and
how we act towards that individual that we say it to.
We shouldn’t say “I love you” because it makes our speech sound complete or as a routine.
When we say “I love you” we should mean it and show it in our actions and inactions.