2 "And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."
Something I have observed amongst those of the faith is there are often those who are extremely knowledgeable about the Bible. They can tell you the context, the dates the relevance of the text and much more. Although, the latter is commendable I often find there tends to be a lack in practicality amongst those who have these attributes.
I am in no way painting an image that I have not fallen into this category of having head knowledge and not enough practicality with when it comes to Christianity. I am just bringing to attention my displeasure and what needs to be done.
My sister and I often refer to having an experience where there is a balance of head knowledge and practicality. Like Mary we must learn to sit at the feet of Jesus but also be like Martha where by we are out serving others.
“Jesus would teach His children to seize every opportunity of gaining that knowledge which will make them wise unto salvation. The cause of Christ needs careful, energetic workers. There is a wide field for the Marthas, with their zeal in active religious work. But let them first sit with Mary at the feet of Jesus. Let diligence, promptness, and energy be sanctified by the grace of Christ; then the life will be an unconquerable power for good (The Desire of Ages, pp. 524, 525).”
Love is an expression. Love is not just about theorising but in fact practical.
If you have eloquence, intellect and ambition yet are lacking in love it is of no profit
Look at Christ, he expressed his love through action. He laid down his life for sinful humanity. It is often noted he did more healing than preaching. Christ being the living Word He used the Word of God to express his actions of love. He was and is the ultimate expression of love.
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