Knowledge can make all the difference between being good and being great. A barber isn’t just someone with a set of clippers, they’re schooled and have spent countless hours practicing. But even with all the schooling, if they have no tools, they can’t practice their trade.
So it is with our lives as Christians. All the knowledge in the world won’t get you closer to God if it remains in your head and not your heart. You can know about God or you can know God. Knowing God is understanding His love nature. That He wants good for you and not evil. He longs to bless you and not curse you.
If you imagine God as a human loves, you’ll never understand. He loves unconditionally. His love isn’t based you whether you deserve it, He just loves, through your mess and your pain, regardless if you love Him back. His love covers up every sin, every stain, every mistake. People who tell you anything differently, simply don’t understand God with their heart.
A Christians tools are LOVE. Without LOVE, you can’t be a great Christian. Without the knowledge of LOVE and how He operates, you will never understand what it is you’re all about. Jesus was God’s expression of Love. Know Him and know Love.
John 14:6-7, Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him.”