1 Cor 8:2-3 (KJV) And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Dare was very impressed with himself because of his profound knowledge of the things of God. Indeed, he knew much more than the people around him.
He felt that because he had more understanding than the people around him, he was more regarded in heaven. But experience showed him that some of them were more intimate with God than he was.
He knew this because there was a situation they were praying to God about for instant results. As soon as bro Gideon showed up, it was as if the whole of heaven stood at attention to honor him.
Because of Dare’s diligence in gathering knowledge, it wasn’t long for him to realize that Gideon commanded more spiritual authority than he did. Whereas he was filled with wisdom and knowledge, Gideon was filled with love, and was more known and esteemed in heaven.
Wisdom and understanding are very good and powerful in the realm of the spirit. God wants us His children to be filled with all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Col 1:9). But never forget that what impresses God is when wisdom helps us walk in His nature of love. God is more interested in our fruits than in our leaves.
Go into today knowing that the knowledge and understanding of the love of God fill us with it and causes us to walk in it. A man’s kingdom ranking increases as he sows more to the spirit by walking in love.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Bible In One Year: I Samuel 26-31 (in today’s audio)
Audio Bible credit: Bible Experience, Zondervan
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