When someone says, “I love you,” we expect the words to be supported by action. Love is unconditional, selfless, kind and a myriad of other things described in 1 Corinthians 13.
Were this person to say those words and then act in such a way that harms, disregards or hurts the object of love, we would assume that person does not, in fact, love us.
The declaration would become mere empty words.
So why do we as Christians do that so often with our God? If we say that we love God, our actions must support this.
We must honor what He honors and behave in a way that pleases Him.We do this not to earn His favor, but because that is how love exhibits itself.
The love is proven in the action. It’s time we all ask ourselves, “Do I really love God?”
The answer resides in our behavior.
May God give me the strength to love Him in word and deed each day.