The move of our society and culture which we live in is that science is the answer for all our ills, or problems, even our sicknesses. Is science the answer? If we are to understand things then we must learn; and learning gains us knowledge, and knowledge is science. If I am wrong tell me. Does the word “Science” not mean “Knowledge” or “Know”?
What we need to know, however, is not the intricate workings of the universe, our world; but God; the One who created the universe and all that is in it.
Today we will look at the word of God spoken to and through Hosea, a prophet in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. His ministry was during the ministry of Isaiah (Read Isaiah 1:1 and Hosea 1:1). The Jereboam mentioned is the second Jereboam, not the first king of the Northern Kingdom. Hear the word of the LORD…
“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest. Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother. 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.” Hosea 4:1-6 (KJV)
Who among you have a time with God, where you spend time in His word (Not a devotional reading), His word, where He speaks with you, you pray for understanding and knowledge, and you reach an understanding with Him concerning what He says? It appears to me sometimes that people professing to know God are ignorant of His word. There are many who profess Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and some who do not, who believe phrases such as “The Lord helps those who help themselves” is a Biblical reference. It is not. What about the phrase, “Cleanliness is next to godliness”? It is not found in Scripture either.
When we hear things such as this it is no wonder that professing Christians, due to ignorance, are relishing a life of sin, just like the rest of the world.
This ignorance is what Hosea is speaking of, and what the LORD is warning us about in His word through the events of the Northern tribes, and that of Judah in Isaiah. The phrase “Ignorance is bliss” comes to mind as I write. Ignorance is not bliss. It is doom for any people who choose to remain ignorant about God, His word, His ways, His Son, and His redemption available because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus His only begotten Son (John 3:16).
Truth, mercy and the knowledge of God are necessities for the child of God. Ignorance is why there “Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood” in any land; including the United States of America.
Get out of your ignorance and get into God and His word. Knowledge is the Answer through the cross of Jesus Christ.