Under Gods Command

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

Love is more important than knowledge. Knowledge can make us look good and feel important, but we can all too easily develop an arrogant, know-it-all attitude. Many people with strong opinions are unwilling to listen to and learn from God and others.

1 John 4:7-8 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John says, “God is love,” not “Love is God,” Our world, with its shallow and selfish view of love, has turned these words around and contaminated our understanding of love. The world thinks that love is what makes a person feel good and that it is all right to sacrifice moral principles and others rights in order to obtain such “love.” But that isn’t real love; it is the exact opposite-selfishness. And God is not that kind of “love.”

Lets Bring it Home: We can obtain God’s knowledge only by loving him (James 3:17-18). And we can know and be known by God only when we model him by showing love. Real love is like God, who is holy, just and perfect. If we truly know God, we will love as he does

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