“so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10 NASB)
What is knowledge that “puffs up?” How does one increase in the “knowledge of God” apart from studying His written Word? If someone says that this knowledge of God is found outside the written Word there is a term used for such a person, it’s called a heretic. We really need to stop mystifying Christianity. Knowledge is knowledge. You either know Christ or you don’t. You either understand His Word or you don’t.
God has made the wisdom of this world foolish. This simply means that this world knows it now stands condemned and those who belong to Christ can easily see through its foolish attempts to suppress this truth which they cannot escape.
Be bold believers. Be full of the Spirit to proclaim the good news to the captives. Concern ourselves not of our reputation. We need to teach our children who Christ is and use every opportunity to show them their sin as well as ours. We are sinners saved by grace, not that we should continue in sin but rather develop a holy hatred of it. Let us give all for Christ. Let us walk in His righteousness. Let us love others with a sincere love. God help us.