Puffed Up?

It’s important for us to always been learning. It’s important for us to always be growing.

This side of heaven there is always something more that we should know. This side of heaven there is always more for us to learn.

That is very important. Knowledge is very important. Learning and growing is very important.

God gave us a mind for a reason. God wants us to use it.

But, as important as learning is, it is not most important.

Ok, then what is most important? Listen to what Paul tell us today in 1 Corinthians 8: 1-3:

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

Knowledge is important. But Love. Love is most important. Knowledge, without love, puffs us.

Today, if we want to make a difference in the lives of others, knowledge is important. We need to know the Bible and know how to talk about it.

But what makes the biggest difference is this – love. Love makes all the difference. In our lives. And in the lives of others.

May we not neglect knowledge. But may we cling to love above all else.

For to love to show the world who God really is.

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