1 Corinthians 14

Read 1 Corinthians 14.

What’s love got to do with it? Paul urges believers to pursue love, which taken out of context is an exhortation that might mean a number of things, but thanks to the rest of the chapter, it is pretty clear what Paul has in mind. To pursue love is to “strive to excel in building up the church.” It’s tempting for believers to exercise their gifts to build up themselves rather than to encourage others, which isn’t something Paul totally condemns but does fall short of the best use of our gifts–loving and serving others. What’s something small and specific you can do today to build up or encourage someone else?

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