Hosea 4:6 tells us:
MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. Let’s go deeper,and see why.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children. The more they increased and multiplied [in prosperity and power], the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame. They feed on the sin of My people and set their heart on their iniquity. And it shall be: Like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways and repay them for their doings. For they shall eat and not have enough; they shall play the harlot and beget no increase, because they have forsaken the Lord for harlotry;…” (Hosea 4:6-10 AMPC).
“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death”. ( Proverbs 14:12 AMPC).
A fool despises (hates) his father’s instruction…
“Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness”. (2 Timothy 2:15-16 AMPC).
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”. (Hebrews 4:12-16 NKJV).
•God is our Heavenly Father, and the Bible His Holy Word is His instructions to us.
•When we DO NOT study God’s Word we are indirectly despising, hating and rejecting our Heavenly Father’s instructions.
•Studying the Word of God is not a suggestion or option. It’s a commandment that we obey out of love for the Lord.
Jesus said in John 14:15 If all of you love me, keep my commandments, and in Luke 6:46 He also said “why all of you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]. If we say (claim) we have not sinned, we contradict His Word and make Him out to be false and a liar, and His Word is not in us [the divine message of the Gospel is not in our hearts]”. [1 John 1:9-10 AMPC].
“If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land”.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 AMPC)
•Continue to make God’s Word your daily study.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!