This article is from the Peace River Shopper, April 21, 2015, page 35:
The book of Hosea 4:6 from the Old Testament of the Bible tells us my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being my priesthood. Since you have forgotten the law of your God I also will forget your children. Folks, we know the prophet Hosea was talking about the Israelites or Jewish people.
But it is true for us today in our generation. Jesus answered and said to them you are mistaken not understanding the scriptures nor the power of God. (Matthew 22:29) Our generation today is being destroyed by a lack of knowledge. We do not know the understanding or the power of God, and most of all His promises if we live by His laws. We all know our Creator God is a spirit. (Romans 8:11) The Bible tells us if the spirit of Him who raised Jesus His Son from the dead dwells in you, He will also give life to your mortal bodies through His spirit who dwells in you.
Matthew 6:19-21 tells us not to store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys or thieves break in and steal. Remember folks, where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are here on earth.
Our citizenship is in heaven with our Savior Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us Jesus is seated at God’s right hand waiting on us. Look what is happening down here on earth. Crime, killing, hate, anger, stealing, stress, disease, war, famine, and in some countries starvation. Folks, it does not have to be this way. For how many years do we live on this earth? 70-80 years, and if we are lucky some will live longer but not many. 75 years is not a very long time compared to eternity.
The Bible tells us how to overcome these problems on this earth. Folks, can’t you see why we do not know which way to turn? Many decisions we make are wrong, our health is not good, stress is overtaking many of us, we are in constant worry, war looms in the future, and God is taking our blessings away. We are a people and a nation who are living here on earth without Him and His Son Jesus Christ. This is because of a lack of knowledge as to why these things are happening. Folks, seek God and His Son before it is too late.