Do you know too much? 1 Corinthians 8, verses 2-3

15th July 2020


I like these verses as well about knowledge because there is a turkish proverb!

“Bilmeyen ve bilmediğini bilmeyen, aptaldır. Ona karşı tetikte ol!


Bilmeyen ve bilmediğini bilen, basittir.

Ona öğret!


Bilen ve bildiğini bilmeyen, uyuyordur.

Onu uyandır!


Bilen ve bildiğini bilen, bilgedir.

Onu takip et!”


“He who knows not,
and knows not that he knows not,
is a fool; shun him.

He who knows not,
and knows that he knows not,
is a student; Teach him.

He who knows,
and knows not that he knows,
is asleep; Wake him.

He who knows,
and knows that he knows,
is Wise; Follow him.”
― Arabian




I originally found the above in a Turkish grammar book. I hope you enjoy it.

The only problem with this proverb is that there is no love, it is pure advice.

Pauls saying is the hermeneutical principle for doing things out of love.  Knowledge with love.  Knowledge on its own, is never enough.

So, Paul says;

“2  If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; 3 but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.” 1 Corinthians 8:2-3 NASB

Verse 3 is paramount, If anyone loves God, he/she is known by Him.  Real knowledge is with God.  This in itself should humble us!

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