Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge

This week began our Domestic Day Camps. What a joy to be in a room full of mothers and daughters that are seeking to be Godly women twice this week!

While preparing my lessons I thought of the verse below that we are all familiar with and how it is applied to so many situations. The part that we hear so often in the first part:
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:" Then I read the rest of the verse and it really shook me up.

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. (KJV)

If you look at the KJV (which should always be the standard when studying) it says if we reject God's laws, He will reject us and our children.

Now, I understand that we live under grace, but that does not excuse a heart of disobedience. Yes, we will fail, we will sin, and that is covered under the blood of Christ, for there is no condemnation for those that are in Him, BUT to have a heart of *rejecting* God's law is a totally different issue. We are not free to obey only the parts we like.

John 14:15
"If you love me, you will obey what I command.

May we SEEK knowledge, SEEK understanding, SEEK grace to obey, SEEK strength to stand firm and not give into temptation. May God never forget us or our children. We need to study, to keep learning so we will not be ignorant of God's Truth!

Hosea 4:6
You priests have rejected me,
and my people are destroyed by refusing to obey.
Now I'll reject you and forget your children,
because you have forgotten my Law. (ESV)

1 comment:

Ana Smith said...

Thanks for the class Monday, it helped me to refocus!