More Than Bread Devotional for 5/21/08

1 Corinthians 8:1-3
1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.

This is an interesting verse. Paul says that everyone knows something about something basically. And he says that our knowledge has a tendency to puff us up. When we think we know more than our brother or sister in the Lord we can get a big head, but when we stop trying to fix them and start trying to love them instead we build them up. Paul even says that those of us who “know” something, might be too sure of ourselves. We should all focus on loving God and through Him love each other as well. We might be surprised at what we “learn” in the process.

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