1 Cor 8:1
8 Now concerning1 mfood offered to idols: we know that n“all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” opuffs up, pbut love builds up.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Co 8:1). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
The danger of a thinking Christian falls into the pride of intellectual, it is quite a paradox I might say, one that confuse knowledge and intellectual as a Christian fortress, a perception that is so often mistaken as a Christian virtue. Apostle Paul dealt with this in a deeper biblical principle that transcend beyond Christian superficiality. Our knowledge and intellectualism puffs up but the underlying motivation ought to be “love”. Love is foremost the most serious virtue God desires, and all the other christian gifts granted of the Holy Spirit builds itself around this virtue of love and as more so, as its motivation ends in God, so hence all knowledge and intellectual must too, end in the goal of love, otherwise, it is dry and dead as it is unable to bring life.