“Do not get knowledge for knowledge sake but so you can see and love to a greater degree the Lord Jesus Christ.” Kenneth Wuest
The Bible has a lot to say about gaining knowledge and about wisdom, how to use the knowledge you obtain. It also warns that knowledge can make you prideful.
“Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.”
Therefore, our desire in gaining biblical knowledge should be to gain a clearer picture of the Lord Jesus Christ so we can love Him more. Since He said, “He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me;…” (John 14: 21a), loving Him more means we will be more diligent in our obedience. That is how the “love of God” is manifested in our life. Words play a part but actions speak a lot louder.
We need to realize there are millions of people, right here in the U.S., that have never mentally “seen” Jesus. They have no Bible knowledge and have no concept of what Jesus looks like.
Lets put our Bible knowledge to use today and let someone “see” Jesus in us through our obedience to Him. It may be their first time to “see” the Lord Jesus.
Pay Close Attention to Yourself…. (Paul to Timothy)