I Corinthians 8:1 (NLT) 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.
Our walk with the Lord is progressive. Once we are saved, by placing our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the journey begins. We grow from that point onward until we’re finally with the Lord, face to face, in Heaven. And how exactly do we grow?
Among other things, we grow in our knowledge of spiritual things. But here’s a reality the Word warns us about: When we grow in our knowledge, there’s an inherent danger of being “puffed up” (or pride-filled) by that knowledge, read today’s devotion carfully.
I know it sounds like a contradiction. You would think that the more knowledge we acquire about God, the more we would be like God. However, knowledge on its own is not enough to make us more like the Lord. It has to be accompanied by God’s unconditional love, which the Holy Spirit produces in us (Romans 5:5).
Again, knowledge is a good and necessary thing in the Christian life. But knowledge apart from God’s love is a very dangerous thing, which is why we are warned to do more than just know. We’re told that if we want to have a positive impact and edify others, we must also love.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking your spiritual knowledge is enough. Pray that you possess God’s love in proportion to what you know about the Lord. Love you all and have a tremendous day!