Monday Musings: Knowing vs. Being Known

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1 Corinthians 8:1b-3
We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.

As a seminary student, it’s easy to get lost in the quest for knowledge. Learn more, contribute more, process more, know more.  We chase after knowing as our call – so that we may help others know more.

But what is lost? Paul says in this passage that it is love we should seek above knowledge. More than seeking to know, we should seek to be known by God, and that is achieved by the one who loves God.

My challenge to you all this week is simple. Decide to set aside your desperate hunt for answers. Exchange it instead for a desperate hunger to be known by God. Love Him passionately. The rest works itself out.

LOVEboldly is not just our name – it is our primary call.

Grace and peace to you this week!

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