Love Builds

Love Builds

February 9

Read: 1 CORINTHIANS 8

In elementary school I was the kid some would label a “know it all.” I always did my assignments and strived to learn more than was required. I loved receiving accolades and attention for the knowledge I shared. I felt important and started to think I was better than other kids in my class.

This “know it all” mentality can also ooze into our faith. How does what you know about God impact how you live and treat others? If we aren’t careful, our knowledge can cause us to have a calloused approach with others. Knowledge itself has the ability to puff us up with pride and judgement. On the contrary, knowledge accompanied with love can build us up individually and collectively. God wants love to be our guiding force for all we do and how we engage others. Loving well is how we fulfill the greatest commandment.

Father, I pray that my knowledge of you doesn’t hinder my ability to love like you. Fill me up with more of your love. AMEN.

About the Author

Aisha Cox | LOUISVILLE, COLORADO | I was born and raised in Southern California. My life changed drastically when I surrendered my plans to God’s purposes. I have a huge passion for the arts and mentoring the next generation. I have been mentoring students for the past 10 years and they bring me great joy! A typical small group with me involves transparent conversations, prayer, and dancing. Ministry was never my plan, but I know I am called for such a time as this. My husband, Maurice, and I are teaching pastors at Ascent Community Church. We are both students at North Park Theological Seminary.

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