Lord, deliver me from becoming ‘puffed up’ by the small amount of knowledge I possess. If I must focus upon self-improvement, then I should concentrate on increasing love rather than knowledge.
- Knowledge is self-centered, but love is others-centered.
- Knowledge puffs self up with arrogance. Love builds others up with hope.
- Knowledge is about self. Love is about others.
The best knowledge one may possess is the simple knowledge that small acts of love toward others matter to Jesus.
“Stack of old books” (2003) at the top of this post is by Toronto photographer Quin Liam (http://www.fromoldbooks.org/pictures-of-old-books/). Mr. Liam’s images are “out of copyright” and he graciously offers permission for use of his photographs.