Knowledge Without Love

Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. Yes, we know that “we all have knowledge” about this issue. But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church.

(1 Corinthians 8:1 NLT)

I’m an inquisitive person by nature, so when it comes to the Bible, I like to know even more. However, I remember the time when I realized that being knowledgeable and winning every argument wouldn’t matter if in the end it wasn’t going to help anyone. The problem is that we can have knowledge without love. The Corinthian Christians whom Paul addressed in today’s passage certainly did. They seemed to have knowledge but it wasn’t motivated by love. So while I still like to know everything there is to know about the Bible, I make sure that it’s motivated by love and not pride. Because in the end, it won’t matter how much we knew, but how much we loved God and others.

Knowledge without love is useless.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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