My husband and I have been reading “The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples” in the evenings after the children are asleep. Not every night, but we’ve just started and we’re trying to make it a new habit. Anyway, the first week is about love. Asking God to teach us about real love and how to be a more loving person. I think that we can all learn more about what it really means to be a loving person.
This verse is a great reminder that you can do all the right things, go through all the right motions, but it means nothing if your heart isn’t in the right place. I don’t think it gets more simple than that. At the end of the day, God will want to know, “How did you live out My love today?”