Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge
...my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge... Hosea 4:6
You may have heard a sermon or two mention this. Or even a Christian discuss this scripture in passing. Unfortunately, it is most often
taken out of the context it was given. In the context it was presented,
the Israelites - "God's People" - where at a point in there history
where the people had no faith in God, no love for God or the people,
they did not acknowledge God nor his word or commandments. The land was
full of cursing, lying, murder, stealing and adultery. This word was
given in a time similar to today. The key to this indictment is that
the people are stumbling day and night and they will suffer for their
lack of obedience. Worse yet the bible says the prophets and priest
stumble with you. They stumble because they are giving the message God
As those who are given to share God's Word with his people we have a great responsibility. Yes I am committed to the full gospel of God,
yet my focus is on our health. So if we look at Genesis 1:29 and see
that as God created the perfect system for his people he said:
... I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit in it. They will be yours for food.
This means that we are meant to be vegetarian.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Accordingly we are commanded to eat fruit and vegetables. All of the health organizations suggest we eat more fruit and vegetables to remain
healthy and prevent diseases like, cancer, heart disease, obesity, high
blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and the list goes on and on. This
is the beginning of a healthy lifestyle. God said it first.
Did you know eating meat causes us to be more aggressive with shorter tempers and more self centered. I can site study after study to
point out the benefit of eating fruit and vegetables, whole grains,
nuts and beans. But I won't. As Christians we should rely on God's
Word. As Priests and Prophets we should be sharing his word and setting
an example based on his word.
"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." Genesis 2:15
Here God placed us in the garden to tend it. He did this even before the first sin. This means we were created to work with our hands. In
other words physical labor. In today's world most of us do no work a
job that requires physical labor. Not to the extent of farming. This is
one reason why the health of the people is so poor. This is why we need
to be intentional to exercise daily (6 days a week, resting on the 7th).
Just like eating healthy, the lack of exercise causes us to have poor health. Where we to exercise regularly we could prevent cancer,
prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, high blood
pressure and each disease that our body fights daily. Our immune system
will be strengthened and our entire bodies would work they way they
were intended to.
In conclusion we we look out amongst our people we see that we are unnecessarily destroyed because we reject the knowledge of God and even
we messengers are not giving the message that God called us to give.
God created the perfect world for man yet we continually disobey and
reject and ignore and overlook His Word. In His Word is life and
forgiveness and healing. This is God's Healthy Lifestyle for us.