The knowledge of Christ’s love for us should cause us to love
Him in such a way that it is demonstrated in our attitude,
conduct, and commitment to serve God. Spiritual maturity is
marked by spiritual knowledge being put into action.
I like the quote because it reminds us that when we say we “love God”, it’s not just something we say, but it is shown by what we do. The testimony of scripture is clear about this principle. Jesus, in John 14, said to his disciples, “If you love me, you will do as I command.” James, the brother of Jesus, tells the church that, “Faith without works is dead. Show me your faith apart from works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” For this reason, our love for God should naturally express itself, not just in our belief system, nor in our words, but in how we live our lives.