Noisy Knowledge vs Love & Life . . . What?

I have more recently run into a slew of folks that know a lot of scripture.  They can quote it left and right, up and down, but there is only a small connection from all that scripture to the feet of the “keeper” of all that knowledge!

What’s up with that!  I mean – what’s the point?  How does that happen?

When someone’s just espousing knowledge, it’s just seems like noise right?

noisy knowledge

Scripture says two things are probably missing . . .

  1. Love

Noisy knowledge seems to push down, or compete, but Love seems to build up . . . look at this . . .

 

1 Corinthians 13:1  (NIV)

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

And

 

1 Corinthians 8:1(b) (NIV)

 . . . we know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.

 

  1. The Holy Spirit

What does the world hear when the church just quotes scripture from it’s head and ignores the Spirit (the Holy Spirit) of the scripture?

From our head, scripture will just sound noisy and harsh, possibly judgmental, argumentative and competitive – and that really isn’t a great plan is it?  After all it is a two edged sword right?  Capable of separating light from dark.  Should we just hack away with it – or, while the “moment” is in our hands let’s make sure this is happening . . .

 

John 6:63  (NIV)

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

 

Let’s be “in” the Holy Spirit, meaning “with” Him when we’re talking and unfolding God’s incredible life and plans to someone – it’s Him who brings “life.”

And that is what we want to see right!

That’s what it means to be Spirit Empowered or Spirit Filled right?

God is amazing!

 

See You In Church Church!

In His Amazing Name

Ps Glenn Feehan – True NoRTH Church.  Frisco Texas

 

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~ by Glenn Feehan on February 27, 2015.

One Response to “Noisy Knowledge vs Love & Life . . . What?”

  1. So much truth!

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