Have We Forgotten?
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” There is no question that God places a high value on knowledge and especially knowledge of His word. The prophet Hosea recorded the words of God in Hosea 4:6.. “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being priests for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will forget your children."
It seems that in today’s world that law seems to apply to everyone else. Even the laws of God. God’s laws of marriage, purity, honesty, loyalty, and commitment are no longer kept. Sadly, many in the body of Christ have forgotten the laws of God and choose to do as they please regardless of the consequences. Many are unwilling to learn what the will of God is.
The prophet Jeremiah recorded the words of God in Jeremiah 2:32.. “Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.” When we begin to spend more time with the world in pursuit of all the worldly attractions we will forget about our commitment to God, Christ and the church. This is exactly what happened to Israel and Judah and why Hosea and Jeremiah wrote about their forgetfulness.
The quickest way to lose your family to the world and the quickest way to lose your soul to Satan is to neglect the spiritual needs of both. Satan is always luring us toward his way of thinking. He dangles temptation in front of us like he did Eve. Once he has our attention and our affections, we will lose our focus on God. It is then that we will forget.
We look at our country and wonder, “Has America forgotten the law of God? Do people even care anymore what God has to say about anything?” But a better question for those of us who are part of the body of Christ is… “Have we forgotten the law of God? And do we even care anymore?”
--from Jim Davis