3 Ways We Prove We Love Jesus

We can say we love Jesus, but the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. This 1-minute devotion explains.

She loved her husband deeply but refused to do any of the things that mattered to him, especially when they required effort. 

He greatly respected his professor but never took notes in class, never studied for an exam, and never did assignments. 

She honored her parents but rarely called them and seldom followed their advice. 

Obviously these three descriptions do not define love, respect, or honor. True heart attitudes are revealed in actions and words. 

The same is true with our relationship with God. 

1. We can't love Him but refuse to do the things that please Him. 

John 14:21: "Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me." 

2. We can't respect Him but never study His Word.  

Matthew 4:4: Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

3. We can't honor Him unless we genuinely take on His purposes for our lives.

Matthew 11:29: "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." 

Ephesians 2:10: "We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."

We don't love, respect, and honor God perfectly—I know I don't—but let's ponder these three areas today and ask where we need improvement. 


To find inspiration and encouragement in these areas:

1. See Claiming that Sin is No Big Deal

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We can say we love Jesus, but the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. This 1-minute devotion explains.

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  1. This is an excellent example!!! Great post!

  2. Great post! Heart attitudes are reflected in both our words & actions. So very true & a great reminder. Thank you, Gail.

  3. All I can say is Amen action speaks louder than words

  4. This speaks the truth for the present time

  5. Agreed that our love for the LORD should be 'tangible ' and as per your post it can be so demonstrated . We can never ' say we love ' in a vacuum . Such an encouragement in that your post reflects what ' we can do ' to reciprocate our LORD's love for us .

  6. We all are in need of this especially in times like this.