Today : Know Love, Know God
“While knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church.” I Corinthians 8:1 (NLT)
We live in a society where knowledge is worshipped. Our whole western culture put a premium on left brain logic and knowledge. We get report cards that tell how good we are at learning. In the church we have our own reverence for knowledge. We want to know all about God. We want to “know” the word. And although the scriptures ask us to “correctly handle the word of truth” the first part of that same verse says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed.” Knowing God’s word is important, but what is it without love? Paul says, “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” So today, make up your mind to “know” God not just “know about” God. And if you are really going to know God, then you must “know” love.
Father, I want to know You more. But I want to know You by knowing and living a life of love. Help me to this end I pray.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I will live a life of love
In today’s meditation, see God in His true form. See Him as love. Meditate on what pure love would be like. See yourself as the focus of His love. And then see God commissioning you to be His disciple of this same kind of love. Picture yourself growing in your experience and knowledge of God’s love. Today affirm, “I will live a life of love.”