My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. . . .
A story was once told of a couple who had won a free trip on a cruise ship. They never appeared with the others for the magnificent meals of steak and lobster. Instead, they ate every meal in their room, rationing out cheese and crackers they had brought with them. Someone asked them why they had not gone to the sumptuous feasts that were prepared for them daily. The man and his wife were utterly shocked to learn that the meals had been included in the price of the cruise!
How many Christians are living on spiritual “cheese and crackers” when they could be enjoying “steak and ice cream”? They simply lack the knowledge of what belongs to them in Christ. God, however, delights to see His children gain knowledge of their inheritance and then walk in that light. John said, “How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living in the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father” (2 John 1:4).
The other side, unfortunately, is represented by those who reject knowledge, as described in Hosea 4:6. They have been taught the truth and have rejected it in unbelief. Their lack of knowledge of God and His ways destroys them.
Come on down to the galley. The banquet table is spread for you!