Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Gods People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Gods People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

These next two verses are extreme - and I mean extreme! These two verses are telling us that God's people are literally, and I mean literally, being destroyed for lack of knowledge. The second verse below says that God's people can literally go into captivity as a result of not having the right amount of knowledge about something.

God the Father is giving all of us a major warning with the ways that He has these two verses worded. A perfect example of these two verses in actual operation are the Muslim suicide bombers. Many of these suicide bombers are young kids. They have been brought up being brainwashed by the extremist element of Islam, and they really do think they are going straight to heaven if they are willing to blow themselves up and anyone else they can take with them.

This is a perfect example of these young kids being led into "captivity" as a result of not having the appropriate knowledge to fully understand what they are getting into in the first place. And then when they actually take their own lives in these suicide bombings, they are literally being "destroyed" as a result of this lack of knowledge.

That is why seeking after the knowledge of God is so important with all the crazy and demonic things that are going on in this world. Having God's knowledge on certain things, situations, different issues and topics is what can keep you from getting entangled into something that could end up turning deadly on you.

These two verses should be memorized by every Christian. Here they are:

  • "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6)
  • "Therefore My people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge ..." (Isaiah 5:13)
  • If these two verses are telling us that not having the knowledge of God operating in our lives could literally lead us into getting into some kind of captivity - not to mention the possibility of getting us killed or thrown into the pits of hell when we die - then the reverse is also true - that having the knowledge of God operating in your life can help keep you out of serious trouble, help keep you free and possibly help lengthen the number of days that you can live down here on this earth.

    4. Knowledge and Wisdom are Better than all the Material Things of This World

    These next 7 verses are once again making a very radical statement. God is literally telling us that the knowledge and wisdom that we can receive from Him is better and more valuable than all the silver, gold and rubies of this world. In other words, the knowledge and wisdom that you can receive from God is better than all the material wealth that this world has to offer!

    God then goes one step further in this first verse I will list below, and states that knowledge and wisdom is better than anything else you can possibly desire in this life! Think about how radical this statement really is given the materialistic and money hungry society we live in.

    Grab a hold of these 7 verses - especially the first two.

  • "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her." (Proverbs 3:13)
  • "How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." (Proverbs 16:16)
  • "There is gold and a multitude of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel." (Proverbs 20:15)
  • "But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it." (Ecclesiastes 7:12)
  • "Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it." (Proverbs 16:22)
  • "Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." (Proverbs 24:3)
  • "Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten rulers of that city." (Ecclesiastes 7:19)
  • Notice in the first verse that God says that "happy" is the man who finds wisdom, and that having knowledge and wisdom will help lengthen the number of days that you might live down here on this earth. He then says that knowledge will also bring you peace and be a tree of life to you and your life.

    This "tree of life" is what stimulates those who seek after knowledge. There is nothing more challenging, more rewarding and more thrilling than seeking after the knowledge of God on a particular subject or issue that you may really be interested in.

    And to top all of this off - all of the knowledge and wisdom that you receive from God on the different parts of your life down here on earth will all go with you into the next life - which will be heaven. However, not one ounce of all of the gold, rubies, silver and wealth of this world will go with you the minute you die and cross over. All of that earthly material wealth will rot and perish as far as you are concerned - because not one ounce, not one penny will go with you to the other side!

    That is why God is placing such an extremely high value on the pursuit of His knowledge and wisdom for us in this life. That is why God is telling us in the above verses that seeking after His knowledge and wisdom in this life will give you true life.

    Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge commentary and teaching. They currently have over 100 Bible articles. All free of charge.
    The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God You can go to their site and download the book free of charge. © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

    In The News:

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at

    Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'
    RELIGION OF ALL faiths is thriving in the fastest growing parts of the world, at the very same time it faces an existential crisis in the West. It's not exactly breaking news that to state that organised religion, especially Catholicism, is facing its ...
    The Chequered Picture of Religion around the WorldPatheos (blog)

    all 3 news articles »

    New York Times

    Religion and Women's Rights Clash, Violently, at a Shrine in India
    New York Times
    Though Indian women are leading campaigns to dismantle discriminatory rules on access to religious sites, and courts are ruling in their favor, the grip of tradition is still ironclad in places like the Sabarimala Temple. “In India, the people's belief ...
    Sabarimala temple row brings atheist Left face to face with religion, yet againThePrint
    Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court rulingReligion News Service

    all 2,024 news articles »


    Disruptive technology and organized religion
    More or less since Nietzsche declared God “dead” nearly 140 years ago, popular wisdom has held that science and religion are irreparably misaligned. However, at a recent conference hosted by the Vatican, I learned that even in the era of artificial ...

    Hershey School house parents sue charity over religion, retaliation
    A husband-and-wife parenting team at the Milton Hershey School have sued the multibillion-dollar charity for poor children, claiming that they were fired after complaining that the institution repeatedly forced them to attend evangelical Christian ...

    and more »

    The Philadelphia Tribune

    Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites
    The Philadelphia Tribune
    Iraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community, already devastated by 15 years of war that has also affected the country's other minority sects. Mandaeism follows the teachings of John the Baptist ...

    WORLD News group (press release)

    Suppressing religion online
    WORLD News group (press release)
    I've written in the past about the plethora of Chinese Christian media online, providing Christians with video sermons, written testimonies, movie reviews, and in-depth theological articles. As long as these media outlets stay away from politics and ...

    Aiken Standard

    Religion Calendar
    The Decatur Daily
    The deadline to submit items for The Decatur Daily Religion Calendar is 5 p.m. Monday for publication the following Friday. Information, however, may be submitted up to six weeks in advance. Email items to Include a ...
    Religion briefs for Friday, Oct. 19Aiken Standard
    Albany Area Religion BulletinThe Albany Herald
    RELIGION NOTES: Friday, Oct.
    Sioux City Journal -Greensboro News & Record
    all 55 news articles »

    Daily Maverick

    Omotoso abuse raises case for regulating religion
    Daily Maverick
    The report didn't touch specifically on sexual violence, but responded to stories of religious leaders, Christians in particular, who had been spraying church members with Doom insect repellant, making them eat grass, or doing weird things with snakes ...

    and more »

    The Australian

    Liberals to confront religion flashpoint
    The Australian
    At stake is the future integrity of religious schools and whether the parliament will offer religion the form of legal protection that is currently denied. That means according religion the same legal protection that now applies to racial and sexual ...

    Daily Post Nigeria

    2019: What Ifa oracle told us will happen – Traditional religion adherents
    Daily Post Nigeria
    Traditional religion adherents under the umbrella of Ancient Religion Societies of African Descendants International Council (ARSADIC), have urged Nigerians to shun calamitous predictions by groups and individuals who have predicted that Nigeria will ...

    and more »
    Google News

    How to Handle Negative Feelings When Wronged by Someone Else

    How does a Christian really handle negative feelings and emotions... Read More

    Gods Billboards Invade Cyberspace

    Once upon a time, Americans traveled the highways searching for... Read More

    End of the World | Predictions Prophecies How and When

    It's the End of the World as we know it...When... Read More

    Belonging to Jesus Christ

    In the name of Jesus, what shall we do in... Read More

    The Basics of Salvation Through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    The one key central message of the entire Bible is... Read More


    Some people may ask how do we serve God and... Read More

    Smith Wigglesworth on the Power of the Word

    You have all heard me talk about Smith Wigglesworth. He... Read More

    Mindset - Being Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

    The Bible tells us that one of the main goals... Read More

    Women in Religion

    During the debate in the Episcopal Church over whether or... Read More

    Discipled by the Kingdom of Heaven -- Becoming a KingdomScribe!

    Jesus tells a story - a powerful story - that... Read More

    Fellowship Forever

    Today I would like to share with you the word... Read More

    Resurrection Faith (Part 2)

    Christ died. This is a historical fact not to be... Read More

    Anointed versus Talented: Whats the Difference?

    Talent is defined as: "Natural endowment or ability of a... Read More

    The Athiests Enigma

    As an ancient African-American gospel song laments, life is filled... Read More

    Fundamental Church Failures

    Every great human movement toward freedom, whether commercial, political or... Read More

    Gods Breathed

    For it is written in the book of 2Timothy 3:16... Read More

    The Stilling Of the Storm: In My View

    Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25.In my view, the significance... Read More

    The Story of Adam and Eve

    To really understand how we all got here, what it... Read More

    Do Not Believe All You Read In The Holy Books

    Observation shows that human creative activity has a physical, a... Read More

    The Rapture of the Church

    The Rapture of the Church will be the most startling... Read More

    Kabbalistic Chanukah: The Downloading of Primordial Light

    God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.(Genesis... Read More

    Unholy Shadows: Gnosticism

    One cannot begin to appreciate the early struggles of Christianity... Read More

    Rock of Ages

    William Jennings Bryan said: "Christians desire that their children shall... Read More

    Where is God?

    Where is God? This is the question most often heard... Read More

    John Roberts and Madalyn Murray ? The Turtle and the OHare

    Although I've never met Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, I... Read More