Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, they breakout, and blood toucheth blood therefore shall the land mourn and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish……. vs 6 “For my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no more priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. as they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change there glory into shame. Hosea 41-3b 6-7
I usually write things that encourage people in a kind way and I want to be as kind as I know how in this also.
God himself had a controversy, He had a problem with the people of Israel, if you take a close look at what He had a problem with it is the same thing we are having problems with here in America in this day and time. Weather you believe it or not things are getting worse in this country just like the bible says it will, not in this country alone but all over the world.
The problems were plain and simple ones the first thing he said, there is no truth, now use to you could sell property buy a car or even get a loan with a hand shake and your good reputation but now days you have to sign your life away to get any thing because of liars and thieves bring reproach on us all. we have all told lies I know.
Then he said Nor Mercy, mercy here means kindness every one likes to think himself or herself to be kind but how many people have you talked about behind there backs or have slaughtered with your words. that in itself is unkind, kindness is more than that of helping others though helping others is a great thing to do, giving of money is OK but giving of your self and your time to help others in need is kindness and lending someone a shoulder to lean on or just plain listen to them helps also we are so caught up in our own lives in our fast paced world we live in we forget the neighbor across the road may need you the elderly lady or the person on your block may be about to do something drastic if only we would be kind to our neighbors even our next door neighbors would be a great start.
Then He said Nor Knowledge of God, a lot of people disagree with what I am about to say but we all have our own thoughts on this subject and this is mine don’t be offended because of it and please don’t turn me off.
But at one point and time there were the Ten Commandments hanging on school house walls and court house walls and at the first congress that ever met they prayed for 2 hours two hours for Gods power to help them as they made legislation for our country. We use to have prayer in schools my I told my kids they could still pray in school if they wanted to at meal time and before a test or any time they felt like it but at one time they taught bible in school and kids had knowledge of God, but now kids think the bible stories are just myth and old tales, if you don’t believe in God is one thing, but history the bible has great history accounts in it that are proven through architectural findings all the time and it is hard to compare a theory to facts.
I am just saying we are going to have to get the knowledge of God back in our land before God brings judgement on us he said in verse 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because they rejected knowledge, He is talking here about rejecting knowledge of God.
God Help us here in the greatest country in the world. We need another great revival in these last days. God Bless you