“There are certain things in life where you know it’s a mistake but you don’t really know it’s a mistake because the only way to know its a mistake is to make that mistake and look back and say, “Yup, that was a mistake.” So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake because then you’ll go your whole life not really knowing if something is a mistake or not.” -Lily Aldrin; How I Met Your Mother
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs
“I wonder if someday I’ll be good at goodbye’s, but I’ll be okay, if you come along with me.” -McFly; “Walk In The Sun”
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Too many Christians study the Word of God as if gaining knowledge is the sum total of our mission on this earth. But according to Paul, knowledge can be completely worthless and even harmful: knowledge puffs up, but love builds up (1 Cor. 8:1).
If we believe that statement, then why do we have so much admiration for people who know lots of facts? Have we forgotten that knowledge is a means to a greater end? Knowledge enables us to love God and love our neighbors more fully. If we’re not putting what we know to work in our lives, then our knowledge will simply make us more arrogant.
There’s a terrifying irony here: your study of the Bible could actually lead you further away from the Lord.