Actions speak louder than words. This is the gist of this passage. Christians are not supposed to love with our “tongue” or our “words” but with our “deeds.” We can say we love someone all day long, but in the end, our love for that person is determined by our actions towards them. Love is a verb. It’s not what we say, but what we do that determines it.
And we pray:
Father, Help me to show my love through my actions. Don’t let me speak empty words of love to anyone, but let my deeds show my love. Amen.