Books and Love

“Beware you are not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge” (John Wesley).

Just a quick thought on this quote. I don’t think that Mr. Wesley meant that books are bad, only that one cannot substitute knowledge for love. This happens far too often in Bible colleges and seminaries. The minds of those called to vocational ministry are weighed down with so much knowledge that they forget the purpose of their calling, to love those God loves and serve them as they serve God himself. Knowledge has its place as we serve God with our minds, but knowledge must never displace love.

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