The underlined portion of the verse above is very profound; God is talking; and He says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” In other words, the reason many are impoverished, punished, brought down, is their lack of knowledge. However, it’s important to note the kind of knowledge He’s referring to; it’s knowledge of spiritual things; revelation knowledge of God.
Ignorance of God’s Word is a destroyer. Isaiah 5:13 says, “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.” As a child of God, you must invest in, and go after God’s Word. Hosea 6:3 says, “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord….” You can only make progress, increase and spread abroad in prosperity, through the knowledge of God’s Word.
2 Peter 1:2 says, “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.” The only way grace and peace can be multiplied in your life is through the knowledge of God’s Word; so, you must give time and attention to the Word in your life. Some Christians have a swelling library of worldly videos, journals and magazines. They regularly feed their minds with such materials, but their spirits are deficient of God’s Word; no wonder they live in spiritual lameness and are defeated in life.
Feed your spirit with the Word. If you want to see the glory of God in your life, then you must enrich your spirit with the Word. The spiritual liberty and blessings of God you’ll enjoy in your life would be dependent on the knowledge of God that you have in your spirit. The less spiritual knowledge you have, and apply, the less the blessings of the Spirit that’ll flow through you. You need the Word in you, to give you the edge in life, and cause you to live above this world’s systems
Dear Father, I set my heart and soul on your Word, to live therein! Your Word is my life and my sustenance; and as the deer pants for the waters, so my soul thirsts and yearns for your Word, which I cherish and delight in more than physical food. Your Word in me makes me triumphant, constantly propelling me in the higher life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Colossians 3:16; Proverbs 8:10;
1- Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 24:1-27 | Psalms 1-6
2- Year Bible Reading Plan: Galatians 4:21-31 | Isaiah 36