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.