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Deeds Not Words

Deeds Not Words by Kirk Hunt

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

I John 3:18 NKJV

Sooner or later, you need to stop talking. Eventually, only deeds will do. Real love does stuff that needs doing.

The disciples dragged Peter to see Tabitha’s deceased body. The widows’ tears, the things Tabitha made, and the list of her charitable deeds were all the testimony Peter needed. Without a word, Peter put them out of the room, then raised her from death to life.

After Nabal’s disrespectful rejection of David, Abigail did not bother to talk to her husband. Instead, she took action to appease the enraged warlord. While her words were wise and skillful, the substantial offering of food and supplies spoke at least as loud.

Words are easy. Actions are hard. Real love requires deeds and acts.

Folks do judge your love by your actions. When testimony will be put forward at your trial? What will the jury see?

Think: Real love speaks in the language of concrete actions and tangible deeds.

Pray: “Father-God, help me to act out my love, rather than talk.

Copyright © October 2023, Kirk Hunt

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