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Opportunities to share knowledge abound in society today. We are invited to participate in surveys and establish ourselves as movie critics. We can call a 1-800 number, slip a complaint into our Facebook status, or immediately tweet a problem. We’re told our opinions matter and while, yes, this is true, I have to wonder if we haven’t swung a little too far in sharing them so audaciously.
In Christian circles, I see a wealth of knowledgeable persons. People who truly know the Bible. People who can explain theological details with words I honestly have to look up in the dictionary. People with brilliant minds and intellect. The educational opportunities and informational tools we have at our fingertips are astronomical. Recently I began using Bible Software for more in-depth study and the power of information in a click has caused me to feel both encouraged and somewhat empowered if I’m honest.
But at the price of knowledge, I fear that something can potentially be missing in my own life.
An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge- John Wesley
Knowledge is worthy of pursuit. God loves it when we study His Word. But love weighs more than knowledge.
As a child, Jesus’ teaching astounded the priests and caused the scribes to be jealous. His brilliant intellect confused the teachers- was he not the son of the carpenter? But Jesus never said that His people would be known by their knowledge.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35
Is it possible that in our pursuit of more Scriptural content, more spiritual ideas, and more Biblical knowledge, we have lost the point of the pursuit?
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. I Cor. 13:2
Two simple questions I’m asking myself today:
Has my pursuit of content become more intense than my pursuit of the Creator?
Does my love for people outweigh my desire to share information with them?
I’m contemplating these today. I’d love it if you’d share your thoughts on the questions above.
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