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June 28, 2012 / familyties8



Three simple words, “I LOVE YOU”….a simple statement, but what a powerful message.  It is the desire and need of every person to love and be loved. Even God Himself desires to be loved and makes his great and precious promises to those who love Him.  

“I love you” is  message that we all need and want to hear.  Husbands and wives need to hear these words from one another.  Children need to hear these words from parents and parents need to hear these words from their children. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to verbally express our love to one another.  as children of God, we need to verbally express our love to Him.

Yet, as we express these words to one another we need to understand that to say “I love you”, does not make it so.  I have heard unfaithful and abusive husbands tell their wives, “I love you.  I have heard abusive and negligent parents tell their children “I love you”.  I have seen people neglect the needs of their aging parents while telling their parents “I love you.”

I have known of brothers and sisters in Christ who verbally express their love to one another, yet neglect one another’s material, emotional and spiritual needs.  I have observed many who verbally express their love to God while refusing to obey Him and do His will.

In 1 John 3:18, we are told, Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.  Have you given careful consideration to the love that you express to your mate, your children, your parents, to fellow Christians and to God?  If love is expressed in words alone, those words are empty and meaningless.     -Wendell Ingram

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