Knowledge is important, especially knowledge of God. Why were the people of Israel in trouble? In the Book of Hosea, God shows his love towards his people. He showed how time after time He has come to rescue and delivered His people. Because of His immeasurable love and constant patience towards them, they were not destroyed; however, that was going to change soon. God tells them why they are going to be destroyed. Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being my priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
Can the same happen today? Are people really looking to know God? In the eyes of God what the rest of the world is doing doesn’t alter history. However, when His people forget about Him and His ways, then God does something to bring them back. In the Old testament, God showed Himself in judgment towards His people when they abandoned Him. According to Hosea, they lacked knowledge of God.
Christians should not be asking what is wrong with the world? The world is going to act like the world. The question is, what is wrong with me? Am I lacking in my knowledge of God? I want to encourage you to get to know God. I want to encourage you to know His plan for mankind. When we know God, we will realize we have a lot of work to do. If we want to change the world, this is what will change the world, the knowledge of God’s son.