Archive for April 12th, 2015

Love in Deed and Truth

April 12, 2015

1 John 3:18 NASB
18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

From NetBible 1 Jn 3:18

  • *understand the first noun in each pair as produced by the second noun: Words are produced by the tongue, and the (righteous) deeds with which believers are to love one another are produced by the truth.

Words are produced by the tongue
Deeds are produced by Truth
=> The way we love one another is produced by Truth.

1 Peter 1:22 AMP
22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.
23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

Obedience to the Truth(Word of God) purifies the heart
This purification precedes the ability to love one another fervently.

Ephesians 5:8-11 NASB
8 … you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them …

 

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