1 Corinthians 8:1 Let That Be Enough

1 Corinthians 8:1 (KJV)
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

“…we know that we all have knowledge …”

Herein lies one of the greatest troubles people have with one another. It’s not the only reason we have wars and fighting among us; the book of James identifies the desire to have – lust as another reason.

But this one ranks right up there. We all think we know better than the other.

  • The conservative knows something the liberal doesn’t know
  • The liberal knows something the conservative doesn’t know
  • The Republican knows something the Democrat doesn’t know
  • The Democrat knows something the Republican doesn’t know
  • The rich know something the poor doesn’t know
  • The poor know something the rich doesn’t know
  • The Christian knows something the lost doesn’t know
  • The lost knows something the Christian doesn’t know

On and on, we could go. We all know we know something, and we think what we know makes us somehow better than those who don’t know what we know.

Our knowledge has puffed us up.

The solution to this problem is just this simple, love God. Speak humbly and trust the Lord to move in the souls of people He loves more than we ever could.

Love God and let that be enough. From there, God can make our light shine.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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