My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: Hosea 4:6 KJV
THIS KNOWLEDGE IS FREEDOM
Oftentimes when destruction comes into our lives, we go into blame mode; blame God, ourselves, a person/people involved in our heartache. The Bible makes it clear that there is one who came to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). His trail of harm is all over Scripture and he will most certainly work to recruit people, including you, for his purposes. His goal is the same: to get you to curse and disobey God by misunderstanding His character.
What can you do to refuse participation?
God is love. He has been for you since before the foundation of the world. Much stumbling is connected to one great folly: Lack of knowledge. This knowledge is simple, yet so hard for our foolish hearts to grasp. Paul explains it best, “For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.” (Romans 10:2-3AKJV)
All our salvation rests on one important truth: In Christ, we have been freely given the righteousness of God. It’s not about fighting to know more and do more. It’s about resting your entire being on that one, huge truth, and believe me, that is a fight.
In Christ, you are God’s beloved child and you are perfectly righteous. Knowing that truth will free you to stand firm in the face of temptation, trust God in difficulty, be set free from shame, and harbor a hope for His promises and love for His ways that never burns out even if you waver.
Stop striving for acceptance and submit to His gift of righteousness today. Jesus truly did pay it all. “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes” (Romans 10:4 AKJV). He really is that good.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32 AKJV)
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