Growing in Knowledge

Growing in Knowledge

November 13

Read: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18

“Therefore encourage one another with these words” (v. 18).

It’s human nature to want to know what’s next, and the church in Thessalonica was no exception. Thessalonica did church well. They certainly loved each other, and they were eager to learn. But they also had questions about the future.

As this passage reminds us, it is okay to admit you do not know something, especially when it comes to the word of God. This is an important way to acknowledge our humility! Paul’s response to the church’s questions is a great example of how to respond in love and compassion as we seek together to learn more about God. And as we grow in knowledge together, God guides us into the future with wisdom and understanding.

God of truth, thank you for encouraging us by sharing your wisdom with us. May we remain humble as we grow in your love. In Jesus’s name, AMEN.

About the Author

LaNiece Flagg || I am a bivocational pastor from the south suburban area of Chicago, serving as the manager of ministry services for the Develop Leaders mission priority at Covenant Offices and as the worship leader at New Zion Covenant Church in Dolton, Illinois. I also spend my time serving at Building Our Own Community (BOOC), a nonprofit organization in Dolton that facilitates a food pantry, a family advocacy center, and a robotics team for youth and communities locally and abroad. I am happily married to Dorsey Flagg. We have four children—Dorsey Ladarius, Darvell, LaNijah, and Donovan— and a dog named Charlie.

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