It’s so easy to learn and to acquire

Knowledge of every sort;

As we study, read, reflect and review

And muse on everything we’re taught.

Head knowledge has its purpose

And assists in many ways,

But when it’s used incorrectly

It is used for our own praise.

Whereas love will edify the soul

With its warm and genuine ways;

When kindness and a gentle touch

Is promoted day by day.

Knowledge will puff up indeed

With its information overload,

Because it’s impressive and receives compliments

Where its pride it won’t forego.

It’s too easy to be bombarded

And to increase in knowledge too,

But it’s more important to be consumed by love

And sincere in all we do.

Love promotes much peace indeed

Whereas knowledge can increase stress;

When there’s competition to be better

And more successful than the rest.

Because knowledge can become an idol

When we focus to increase same;

When the motive is to impress indeed

Or to gain some type of fame.

Love will edify in every way

Because our soul it cries for same;

It yearns to feel its genuine touch

Rather than all pretence and games.

When love will edify our heart

We feel complete in every way,

Because it is designed by God and deposited

In our soul so it remains.

It is priceless but worth more than gold

Since nothing can compare;

It’s a treasure chest of every gem

When we show tender loving care.

God is the source of love

And Jesus is our example;

To love our neighbour and do them no harm

Where love is truly ample.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.”  1 Corinthians 8:1

“Love does no harm to a neighbour..”  Romans 13:10

“Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.”  Romans 14:19