God’s Love Builds Up Others

Knowledge puffs up but love edifies.

Knowledge of God’s Word is to make us “wise unto salvation.” As we grow in our maturity in Christ, the Lord Jesus and His Gospel should become even more precious to us. Our love for Christ Jesus and others should become more and more fervent; true spiritual growth is not measured by how much of the Bible we know but by how much of the Bible we wisely practice. A mature, knowledgeable believer will abound in the love of God toward others. Kindness, forbearance, forgiveness, and truth and grace will flourish in his or her character because the Holy Spirit has made Christlikeness their passion. God’s love (as He has defined love – 1 Corinthians 13) will permeate within them filling their hearts, emotions, and thoughts with His love and overflowing through their speech, behavior, and attitudes toward others. “Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies” – 1 Corinthians 1:8. God’s love builds up others:)