And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Philippians 1:9-10
People read that your love may abound yet more and more & the brain shuts off. It says that your love may about yet more and more in KNOWLEDGE and in all JUDGMENT; that ye may APPROVE things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
Love is only part of our responsibility as believers we need to abound in knowledge of the word of God and in all judgment that we may approve things that are excellent implying that there are things that are NOT excellent that we are expected to DISAPPROVE of them.
Why? So that we may be sincere and WITHOUT offence till the day of Christ. Without offence to GOD not without offence to the world. We become offensive to the Lord when we don’t apply ourselves to get knowledge in the Word and things of God. “The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)
Wisdom, knowledge and understanding work together. “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” (Proverbs 8:12)
We are to be on the alert always testing everything, even things that come from us, whether they are of God. The moment we think we CAN’T be deceived is that moment that we lay ourselves open to deception. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6)