Wig’s Word of God Today 1-5-2012
Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. 1 John 3:18
1 John 3:11-21, Psalm 100 & John 1:43-51
There’s no better way to describe a life of Christ but to exhibit it in your daily living in everything you live to accomplish. If you look back at your sinful ways of a child, young adult and mature adult, can you witness in your own steps the life of sin you led void of loving God in truth and in deed? Everything you did until becoming His Disciple led to selfish acts of greed, envy or lust. Maybe you were greedy when it came to treating younger children in your school with respect during lunch. Maybe your attitude towards another was envy conducting yourself with evil instead of righteousness. On the other hand, maybe your life was led by sinful lust that consumed your time, your talent and your treasure.
John is pointing out to us here the Covenant Jesus established for us to follow; love God and your neighbor as yourself, even to the point of self-sacrifice. “The way we came to know love was that He laid down His life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?” 1 John 3:16-17 Following the example of Christ, our life as Christians is defined by the love we exhibit towards others. Sometimes the LORD will lead you to act in charity towards total strangers even if it seems unusual to do.
Christmas Eve my wife and I were sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Georgia and I was talking to a young family. All of a sudden I was compelled to reach out and ask to pay for their dinner when their check had come. The smile on the wife’s face and the look of amazement on the husbands was a treasured act of response to Christian kindness. The LORD knows we can’t do random acts of Christ-like financial kindness every day but we can do random acts of Christ-like kindness in His Word by deed in every step of our life. “Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth” to show our love of loving Christ Jesus. Amen.
We pray by God, His Son and His Spirit to love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. We pray for Prayer Point. In the silence of my own heart, I pray for countless people who are dear to me especially my wife, my children and my friends. We pray for Christian Radio especially LIFE FM. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
His Children to Love in Deed and in Truth- 1 John 3:11-21
Love one another as ourselves
Seek not evil in the dark of self
Works for evil will surely be felt
When God sends you to hell you dealt
Cain belonged to the Evil One he smelt
Slaughtering Abel by envy he pelt
Because Abel was righteous daily he knelt
To embrace God’s Truth his life led spelt
Be amazed not if the world hates you
From death to life in Christ abides few
By love of our brothers and sisters we do
Because no love remains in death to true
We know love by His life He laid down
Not accepting any earthly king crown
Placing death over sin we find love around
Jesus died for our human transgressions found
Have confidence in God to know His Proof
The Son of Man came to die for me and for you
God wants us to live as He would to prove
His Children to Love in Deed and in Truth
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 5, 2012 @ 6:03 AM EST