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You’ve heard the statement before, haven’t you? “What you don’t know can’t hurt you!” I’m not sure who comes up with some of these crazy ideas, but the truth is, what you don’t know can hurt you. Ignorance can and will ransack your life.
God warned us about the consequences of ignorance. Hosea 4:6 (NIV) “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge …”
It’s helpful to have a little history about this verse. Hosea spoke this to the people of the northern kingdom of Israel. They drifted from God’s Word and laws because the religious leaders of their day hadn’t taught the Scriptures to them. This deficit of spiritual knowledge resulted in some very bad choices. Their lives were being destroyed because they didn’t understand some things they should have understood.
What you don’t know can cost you greatly. It can destroy your life, your marriage, your family, your health, and your finances. It can steal your life’s possibilities and potential. This is why you need to be a student of God’s Word. That’s why you need to be a part of a local church where the Bible is taught. That’s why you need people in your life who inspire you to live God’s way. That’s why your children need to be taught God’s Word. Education, especially spiritual education, will save you from lots of bad choices, and the consequences that accompany them.