Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 (KJV): And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Love is the FORCE and BEDROCK by which many forces in the spirit function.
Faith works by love (Galatians 5:6).
Revelation increases in your spirit when you have understood and are established in the love of God.
When you look at what grieved Paul about the Corinthian church (envy, strife, divisions), all these were manifestations of not walking in love.
But imagine the consequence!
Paul was unable to feed them on spiritual meat and could only treat them as babes capable of only taking spiritual milk.
They could not advance to the next level of spiritual growth because of envy and strife. How sad!
Divisions, envyings and strife cut out the voice of God and of His revelation.
Pursue peace if you wish to continue hearing and knowing God deeply.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 12:14, 1 Corinthians 13
Divisions, envyings and strife cut out the voice of God and of His revelation. Pursue peace if you wish to continue hearing and knowing God deeply.
PRAYER: My God, I thank you for this Word. You have taught me the virtue in pursuing peace with all men. I desire to hear your voice over and over so I choose this day to set aside any kind of strife and envy that may hinder me. I walk in love because it is the testimony of those that truly know you. Thank you that as I live more and more by this pattern, you launch me into deeper depths of your Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen.