The Danger in our Daily Devotions

From Desiring God:

If we carve out time to be with God in his book, we’ll be rewarded. But the rewards of our meditation — seeing more of God himself — can be surprisingly dangerous. Knowledge can corrupt and distract if we don’t know what to do with it. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (1 Corinthians 8:1). Paul is clear that we can have “all knowledge” (1 Corinthians 13:2), but not love. And knowledge without love leaves us with “nothing” (13:2).

So how do we accumulate knowledge about God without ending up far from him? How do we keep our daily devotions from being (spiritually) dangerous?

The article goes on to list four ways:

1. Stay amazed at grace.

2. Stay dependent on God.

3. Stay focused on Jesus.

4. Know what to do with knowledge.

Read more about each here.

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