Living in love has substance. That which we have faith in becomes visible through the way we live our lives. Living in love reveals the One who is love. Human love is beautiful and can do great things. The boundaries of human love reveal themselves eventually; they include self-love, self-protection, self-pleasing and self-promotion. Jesus Christ modeled divine love; it is self-sacrificing, transformational and victorious.
The Word moves from John speaking of revealing God with our lives to the ‘Revelation’ of God he received ‘in the Spirit.’ I spend far too much time ‘in the soul’ and not enough wholly immersed in the Spirit. Settle on that passage for a few minutes (Revelation 1). John ‘saw’ the voice. Phew. That quiet voice that humbly allows us to ignore Him is glorious. So glorious, John fainted. John who had walked with Jesus on the earth, who had served him with all his heart…passed out when in His presence. As you think of that, remember: He loves YOU!