Knowledge: On Knowledge, Pride, Grace, and Agape Love

Sad Reality

Picture the majority of people operating within the inner square of knowledge. The farther out from center you are, the more apt you are to be proud (puffed up) in your knowledge and to be impatient with (and irritated by) those closer to the center. Contrarily, the closer you are to the center, the more apt you are to be proud (presumptuous) in your ignorance and to mock/dismiss/reject the knowledge held by those farther from the center. The greater the distance between the camps, the greater the negative effect. Thus, knowledge (whether “too much” or “too little”) can be a dangerous and destructive thing. Grace and (agape) love really are better; only when those two abound, can knowledge both truly and safely abound.

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

1 Corinthians 8:1 “Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. KNOWLEDGE PUFFETH UP, but charity [literally, Agapē/Love] edifieth.”

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