Love in Action

Psalm 48:9

I have heard the word ’I love you’ from many people in my life. 

I am thankful, I am blessed to be in this position where love is offered to me. But I know also that not all of them who say with their mouth that they love you, really love you. Love is known by the action. 

An abuser utters ’I do this because I love you.’ 

A manipulative friend convinces you that her behaviour shows her love for you. 

A controlling spouse tells you often that his actions are a sign of  ’love ’

But I have learned to follow what people do, not what people say. 

Love is a verb in action, not a static word. 


Follow the actions of someone who tells you that they ’love you’ and judge if that is true. 

When we think of God, what do we see? 

What are the thoughts about him that we ponder? 

His Love-in-action ( the psalmist instructs us ) is what we should meditate on. Look at the story, look at his record…what do you see?  

Follow his word and mighty acts … that’s how we know him. 

( See Exodus 34:6, James 1:17, 1 John 4:16)