Deflate - Sunday, September 4th 2016
"Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies."
We've all been there. You find yourself standing face to face with someone who is absolutely certain that they know everything there ever was to know. In essence, they want to make sure you know all they know - and that's a problem. While knowledge is important and the knowledge of God's Word is vital to any Christian, we cannot let knowledge lead to pride. In fact, as we learn more about God, His grace and what He has done for us, it should lead us to humility and love - and deflate our pride.
Let me ask you friend, has God's Word led you to love others? Do you read God's Word in order to know God more or so that you can win the next theological debate? Yes, we must know God's Word and it should be front and center in our life; however, it should lead to a life of love and not arrogance. Or, maybe you find yourself on the other side and you aren't in God's Word like you'd like to be. Friend, let me encourage you to pick it up and read it daily. Remember; take the time to read because He took the time to bleed.
Life Lesson: Bible knowledge should lead to love. Bible study should lead to Bible doing.
Thank You for loving me and for Your amazing grace. Thank You for giving me Your Word so that I may know You more. Teach me Your ways and fill me with Your Spirit so that I can be used to reach others with the Gospel. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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