I started my college career as a psychology major and ended it as a Bible major.
When I started going to Bible classes, I couldn’t get enough. I was instructed by some of the best professors, pastors, and teachers I know.
But I noticed a disconnect in my peers and I. The more knowledge we got, the more arrogant we became.
I could debate you all day on gender roles in the church, or the authorship of a particular book, or defend a certain theological position but it was all head knowledge.
How do I know that?
When I am genuinely interacting with the Word of God it serves as the best mirror in the world. It is a mirror that shows me the deepest blemishes in my life. And then etched in permanent marker across the glass is a big ‘BUT’ reminding me that I have been forgiven and that grace covers me.
That type of knowledge should lead to humility not haughtiness.
So this post is dedicated to all of you ministry leaders, bible students, and theologians…don’t be arrogant.
Here are some ways we can stay grounded:
1) Read the Word without agenda or commentary.
2) Disciple someone younger in the faith.
3) Hang out with kids.
4) Be discipled by someone older in the faith.
Am I crazy or have you noticed this too?