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Ignorance Versus Knowledge

Updated on January 25, 2018

Opening Scripture

Hazon (Revelation) 3:16-18--"So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, 'Rich I am, and I am made rich, and need none at all,' and do not know that you are wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so that you become rich; and white garments, so that you become dressed, so that the shame of your nakedness might not be shown; and anoint your eyes with ointment, so that you see."

Hoshea (Hosea) 12:8--"And Ephrayim says, 'Indeed, I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself. In all my labors they shall find in me no crookedness that is sin.'"

Vayyiqra (Leviticus) 4:1-2--"And YeHoVaH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 'Speak to the children of Yisra'el, saying, "When a being sins by mistake against any of the commands of YeHoVaH, which are not to be done, and shall do any of them: ..."'"

Should we ever approach the throne of grace in such a lackadaisical manner?

Our drifting away from YeHoVaH is oftentimes a very subtle process. We are not always aware of this decline until we become aware of our spirituality, or lack thereof, and until we become aware of how we use our time.

Do we want to be vomited from the mouth of YeHoVaH? Surely not. Do we love death? Surely not. But, our fleshly selves want us to eat, drink, and be merry; to enjoy life in the moment with no thought of the morrow. In such enjoyment, though, we think we are fine, though we are guilty of a very grievous sin ... presumption, AKA ignorance. The knowledge we have need of is right there at hand, it is made available; but, we refuse to accept it.

But, let me ask you; is it just the want to not accept such knowledge, or is it that we are just being carefree and careless? Should we, though, ever approach the throne of grace in such a lackadaisical manner?

This is what it boils down to ... we know, we have the knowledge, yet we refuse to do what is required of us. YeHoVaH has charged us as sinners based on His definition of justice, not ours. Sin, usually, is a presumption, ignorance of YeHoVaH and His Torah. We have the knowledge, yet refuse to do what is required of us, willingly refusing.

Closing Scripture

Shemot (Exodus) 20:7--"You do not bring the Name of YeHoVaH your Elohim to naught, for YeHoVaH does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught."

The Ten Commandments

All of the Ten Commandments are equally important. Which one of the Ten Commandments speaks to you in the most intimate way?

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    • ShirleyJCJohnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Johnson 

      6 months ago from Sallisaw, OK

      Thank you, again, Achot Tim, for your words of encouragement. And, I concur, I think I would have liked your grandmother; she sounds quite like my own. My Grandma [Fay] Jones is a woman with an unlimited amount of knowledge, especially in regards to love. Grandma Jones has yet to meet someone whom she didn't or couldn't love, even if that someone was what society deems an undesirable. Grandma Jones just loves, and she loves to love. Here's to all the YAHsomely awesome grandmas out there!!

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

      Tim Truzy 

      6 months ago from U.S.A.

      Excellent article, Shirley as always.

      I love the fact that you included the Ten Commandments in your work. I chose the first commandment because if we recognize that there is only One True God, then, we will act to follow the other commandments. (I supose most people would.)

      This was a good article to make us consider ignorance versus knowledge.

      My grandmother use to say: "All knowledge begins with and ends with God, and saying "I don't know is the beginning of wisdom." She would go on to say: "Once you don't know, and understand you are not the source of all knowledge, you can act like you have some sense when you are taught." My grandmother was a wise lady.

      You would have liked her. She taught me a lot about God and Jesus Christ when I was a child. Now, it is my turn to continue teaching and caring.

      Thank you, my sister.


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