What Happens When There is Little or No Knowledge? Part 2

Sissors 975440Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

According to this scripture, the first identifiable consequence Israel experienced because of their lack and rejection of the knowledge of God was destruction, which means to be dumb, to fail or to perish. Bill Glass would always say, “To bet against God is a bad bet”. David demonstrated that defying the living God is a sure bet that you will fail. Having little or no knowledge of God brings us to consequence number two. 2.) Being cut off. Israel was cut off from the blessings of God because they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer. They ate and did not have enough; they committed whoredom by turning to idol gods, and they did not increase spiritually, mentally, or otherwise nor did they spread abroad in prosperity; they asked for counsel from their wooden idols, but they did not receive it. The opposite of being cut-off is experiencing the goodness of God. He is good to all who seek him. Being in right-standing with God positions you to be the beneficiary of His goodness. He forgives all your sins. He heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from the pit of corruption and destruction. He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies. He satisfies you with good things. He renews your youth like that of a young eagle with long life and He increases your ability to soar to greater heights in Christ. He executes judgment for the oppressed. He gives food to the hungry, both spiritually and physically. He opens the eyes of the blind, spiritually and physically. He raises up a bowed down head and so much more. Truly, no one can afford to be cut off from God. Israel and you are to be blessed with Zoë, that God-kind of abundant life. However, little knowledge or no knowledge will cause you to walk away from God without understanding the blessings He has for you in Christ Jesus. Choose wisely; choose to know God; that’s a good bet. Tomorrow we will look at the third consequence of lack and the rejection of the knowledge of God.

Scripture References: I Samuel 17:36,50; Hosea 4:10,12; Psalms 136:1; Matthew 6:33; Psalms 103:4-6; Psalms 146:7-9; John 10:10b

Prayer for today: Father, as I hide your word in my heart increase my knowledge of you. Help me, I pray to seek you first in everything. In JESUS name, AMEN.

Whatever you must do today, there is a grace for that. Accept the grace and make it a sweatless day.