“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6)
Today’s Morsel: One of the worst kinds of destruction is self-destruction. Self-destructive behavior is any behavior that is harmful or potentially harmful towards the person who engages in the behavior. One such self-destructive behavior I see in the church is, “Forced incompetence.” This means people portraying themselves as unintelligent or incapable of successfully achieving something. Forced incompetence usually stems from a lack of self- confidence in one’s abilities. Such comments as “I’m afraid”, “I don’t think that I can,” “I’m not good enough to do that.” are all comments of lack of self-confidence. It may not look as self-destruction, but it is. When we don’t use our talents for the kingdom we will soon self-destruct. The enemy is always looking for Christians who do not engage in the kingdom. They become his best weapons against God. Another type of self-destructive behavior is refusing to accept godly counsel. “For without me you can do nothing, Jesus said.” (John 15:5) Through the Prophet Hosea, God said that His people were destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee. When we refuse to accept God’s word to help us and obey what He is asking of us to do, we are heading for self-destruction.
Sing: Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning. Give me oil in my lamp I pray. Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, burning, burning; keep me burning till the break of day.
Thought For Today: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)