Hosea 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.
Today, there is the immediate access to more information than I believe at any other time in human history. It used to be that libraries were not in every city. Sometimes people would have to travel a great distance to just go into a library to look something up. The printed book was very costly and considered valuable to anyone who owned one. In contrast, today we simply speak our questions into the air, and some artificial inelegance device connected to our home, phone or computer will answer almost any question we ask. Books are being printed by the billions every year and are so plentiful that people don’t value them as before. Often they’re tossed in the trash when people are done with them. Yet with all this available today, biblical literacy is at an all time low. The Word has been twisted and re-written to suite different likes and dislikes. Some have claimed it to be no more than a book of stories and fables. People don’t know what to think.
In Hosea 4:6 God says; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,…” It wasn’t that the Word of God was not available back then. They had no excuse for not knowing what God was saying to them. He had been doing so through priests, and prophets all along. They simply rejected what God had to say. That rejection of the God’s wisdom is what destroyed them as a nation and personally.
What’s our excuse? The Bible is available in written and audible form almost everywhere. Good churches proclaim His truths weekly. Yet, our nations, and people are being destroyed by rejecting God’s knowledge for us.
Will we wait until its too late
to yearn for His truth?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director