“Show me you love me.” If ever these words hit your ears, run away. Odds are they are on the lips of one trying to manipulate someone else into doing something they are not prepared to do. They are found on the lips of those who are good at getting others to do what they want without a thought of returning the love they are asking for.
I might even go so far as to say that when we hear that we need to “show God that we love him,” we should listen very carefully to what follows. It may be a true statement on its own, but it is always said for a reason. It usually has something to do with what the speaker believes is clear evidence of showing that you love God. It may be accurate or not. It may come from a place of sincerity or not. It does come from a particular perspective.