Knowledge Puffs up Love builds up (Our choice!)
Keywords: Love, build, edify, and humility.
Remember God is love!
1 John 4:7-9
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”
"So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."
"Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing."
"Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep."
"Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house."
"A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up"
"But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit"
Live a life of humility!
“For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.”
“When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.”
“The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.”
“A man's pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.”
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
1 Peter 5:5--7
“Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
“Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.”
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People are pursuing many goals in this life. However, consider the goals in this video!
(Questions) Are we puffed with ALL the knowledge we have and can spew forth or are we building up others for the glory of God? Where is our heart focused? Love and humility are the goals.