Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 8.
God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. That is always true. However, we must take care. If we allow that truth to overrun every other aspect of our service, our knowledge will destroy our brethren and us as well. Our knowledge is to be governed by love. Just because I know something, doesn’t mean I am to live it. That approach is one of arrogance, being puffed up by supposed spiritual superiority. Rather, I am to lovingly humble myself before others that they may be built up in the most holy faith. We are to protect our brothers and sisters at every turn. We are to love them more than we love our knowledge. We are to prove our love to our brethren, not prove our intelligence to anyone.
Tomorrow’s reading is 1 Corinthians 9.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, this is the heart of Christianity. We put others ahead of ourselves. Just as Jesus left heaven and became a weak human in order to save us, we set aside the strength of our knowledge in order to live as the weak in knowledge. The goal is not our reputation or our superiority. The goal is their salvation. When we love others so much that we don’t care how much we know, then we will truly know God and be known by Him. Just because you know and believe something is right, doesn’t mean you should do it. Love your brothers and sisters enough to protect them from sin, even if that means sacrificing something you know is lawful.