For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. 1 John 3:18-20-21-24 MSG. Which though it holds good of love to God, and to Jesus Christ, yet here is to be understood of love to the brethren, as the context shows; and so the Syriac version reads, "let us not love one another in word", &c. that is, without the heart, or with a double heart; speaking one thing with the lip, and designing another thing in the heart; speaking peaceably with the mouth, and with the heart laying wait; or we should not love in this manner "only"; and so the Arabic version of De Dieu adds. 3:11 – 3:18) 1 John 3:11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; From the beginning of the ministry of Jesus, He gave this command to His followers. See the notes at Matthew 6:3. Such was the love between Balak and Balaam. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. But if love consisteth not in word, it cannot be dissolved; such was the love of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the rest of the patriarchs which were before them. Let us do the deed of love, whether anything is said about it or not. … John 15:5). 1 John 3:18-20-18-20 MSG. My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. 3. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. My little children - Τεκνια μου, My beloved children, let us not love in word - in merely allowing the general doctrine of love to God and man to be just and right; Neither in tongue - In making professions of love, and of a charitable and humane disposition, and resting there; but in deed - by humane and merciful acts; And in truth - Feeling the disposition of which we speak. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something … It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. “Practice what you preach.” “Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk.” “Sermons in shoes.” “Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action” (1 John 3:18). There is a good saying in Yalcut Rubeni, fol. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. Read verse in New International Version John Darby’s Synopsis; The Geneva Study Bible; It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something … In fact, six times in 1 & 2 John, he refers directly to Jesus’ command that we love one another (1 John 3:11, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 5; plus the allusion in 1 John 2:7). 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It is very lawful, and right to express our love to one another, and to all men in words, to give good words, and use courteous language, and speak in a kind, tender, and affectionate manner, and especially to persons in distress; but this should not be all, it will be of no avail to say to such, be warmed and filled, and give them nothing but these good words, nothing to warm and fill them with; see James 2:15; but in deed and in truth; for true love is a laborious and operative grace, hence we read of the work and labour of love; it shows itself by the saints serving one another, in spirituals; as by bearing one another's burdens, forbearing with, and forgiving one another, praying for each other, and building up one another on their most holy faith; exhorting each other to the duties of religion, and not suffering sins upon one another, but admonish in love, and restore with meekness; and in temporals, distributing to the necessities of the saints, ministering: to them of their worldly substance, and supplying their daily wants: and this is loving "in deed", or "in work"; this is actual love, love in fact, and what is apparent and evident: and it is "in truth", when it is in reality, and not in show only; and when it is cordially and heartily done, with cheerfulness, and without grudging.