Our global generation is increasingly bombarded with information; indeed this has become the information age, driven by scientific communication and the digital revolution. Yet, as Hosea prophesied long ago, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. Many people have failed to absorb the basic knowledge of God’s word which charts the course for this life, and are ill equipped to find their place and purpose in a muddled world.
Although we are experiencing an information overload, as the prophet Daniel foretold, “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase”, the world is running helter-skelter through rapidly changing and troubling circumstances due to the lack of fundamental information regarding the Divine Chart for the course of life.
This chart, God’s Divine word distinguishes itself from simple information, in that, it provides the clear knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of God Himself. The word, which we receive from the Bible, is the inspired word of God and remains as the source of all right knowledge. All other knowledge must derive its veracity and validity from this course for life to make sense of the confused and conflicting forces which daily present themselves to us.
Biblical instruction is more readily available today than at any time in the history of humankind. Nevertheless, great neglect is apparent; and so few avail themselves of the opportunity to not only learn the word, but, even to become acquainted with it’s contents. As a result of this neglect, we are suffering dire consequences throughout the world. Accordingly, Hosea further intimates, (Hosea 4:6), “because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you…seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children”.
Neglecting or rejecting God’s revealed spiritual course for life alienates a people from God. Not having this course in your mouth and in your heart means that you have no access to the spiritual directions and guidance of God for your life. The most valuable and the most needed knowledge for the world is the knowledge of God. And the most wonderful thing is that God desires for all to come to the knowledge of Him, and not perish. All persons who will respond to His instructive course of life, His Divine Word, He will give everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.