KNOWING WITH LOVE
Simply knowing for knowing's sake is not God's way it only inflates the ego with pride. As 1 Corinthians 8'1 says in three words :
"Knowledge puffs up ..."!
In contrast the sentence continues by saying, "... but love edifies". How wonderful is that!
There can be no place for a Believer to be proud or "puffed up". Love edifies! In Christ it does wonders for others - and yourself.
Hear this piece of reality:
"... what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?" 1 Corinthians 4'7.
Now hear the Believers' godly disposition:
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God," 2 Corinthians 3'5.
Let's remember that Jesus said: “... without Me you can do nothing" John 15'5.
The Holy Spirit encourages God's People to gain this kind of knowledge:
"... grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen." 2 Peter 3'18.
This is the love-knowledge which builds up and strengthens others up as well as ourselves.