I Corinthians 8:11 “So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.”
I read an interesting article a few years back about former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Her husband of 54 years has Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home. . . . where he found himself a girlfriend. Justice O’Connor goes and sits with the two of them, knowing his level of understanding doesn’t allow him to remember the depth of their relationship, their decades together. She sacrifices this knowledge and swallows her own personal feelings to allow him to have peace. What an incredible act of submission.
It is an incredible act of submission to God and your brother when you forfeit your incredible knowledge of the deepest theological truths (said sarcastically) and stoop to the level of understanding of a weaker brother to allow him to be at peace.
We should never forfeit the Truth. But really, how much of what we cling to is the actual Truth and how much is simply the arguments of man?
Are we able to bring peace to our brothers and sisters by putting our knowledge on the altar and sacrificing it? It’s a sobering thought.