In the book of 1 John 3:18-23, we find a profound message that calls us to action, urging us not to love in mere words or speeches, but in genuine actions and truth.
Verse 18: "My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth."
This verse reminds us that true love is not confined to empty words but is most meaningful when expressed through tangible actions. It encourages us to make a real impact in the lives of others through our deeds, not just our intentions.
Verse 23: "And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment."
This passage not only calls us to believe in Christ but also to love one another, echoing the importance of compassionate action in our faith. It's a reminder that loving others is a fundamental aspect of our Christian journey.
As we reflect on these verses, we are compelled to take action to support those in need around us. Whether it's helping the less fortunate, caring for abandoned children, or reaching out to vulnerable families, our actions can make a profound difference.
By taking action, we fulfill the commandment to love one another. We can find confidence in our faith and experience the blessings that come from living out our beliefs.
In response to this call to action, we invite you to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Consider supporting organizations and ministries that are dedicated to serving the less fortunate and providing genuine care and opportunity.
Your financial support can help these organizations continue their vital work, transforming the lives of individuals and communities in need. By extending a helping hand, you are embodying the message of 1 John 3:18-23, loving in deed and in truth.
Let us all heed the call to action, making a positive impact on the lives of those who require our support and love. Together, we can be agents of change, living out our faith through compassionate deeds, and bringing hope to those in need.
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Sometimes, we’re given a choice. We can help someone or not help someone. We see someone get injured, and we can help or not help. For us now, the outcome doesn’t look to be different. We think someone else can help. Or we think the situation is helpless altogether.
Esther was in the same predicament. Haman was planning to get rid of the Jews. Esther was warned by Mordecai and told her husband, the King, the plan and saved the Jews just in time.
Mordecai told Esther, “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b) to encourage her that her role as Queen was God-ordained.
While we don’t necessarily run across situations like this every day (or perhaps in our own lifetime), situations we face may be happening because they’re God-ordained.
So, Esther was given the choice, and the decisions she had to make led to two completely different outcomes. The same for us, sometimes. We’re between two worlds - which path will you choose when the time comes?