Daily Reflections

Love in a Church

February 8, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. —1 Corinthians 13:8

The apostle Paul wrote the book of 1 Corinthians to a group of believers who were being inconsiderate, breaking up into factions, and fighting with one another. He addressed their problems by writing about love.

As I’ve read through 1 Corinthians, I’ve noted multiple ways we can learn from these believers’ negative example. First, Paul says that if we really love each other, we will respect each other’s gifts and strengths. We will be joined together with the same mind, working toward a common goal instead of working against each other.

If we are walking in the way of love, we will nurture other believers spiritually. We will feed the Word of God to those in spiritual need. We will think of others as better than ourselves, lifting them up rather than lifting ourselves up.

Are you showing love in the Body of Christ? Ask God to help you truly love and build up other believers in your church.

Make it Personal

What practical step can you take today to show love to those in your church body?