Hosea 4:6 states, “My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the Law of your God, I will also ignore your children”. This is Hebrew poetry so the first line sets the truth and the second and third line explain what the truth is and how it effects the listener. So, the second and third line help us to understand the fact that the Law of God and the Word of God is knowledge. So because the people of God have not obeyed the Word and Law of God, they have left knowledge behind. Because they have left the knowledge of God, they will be destroyed because of it. Wow, so here is what that all means for us today. The Bible is knowledge. If we do not stay reading and saturating ourselves in the Word of God, then we are technically dumb. To gain knowledge and call ourselves smart, is to stay true and obey and saturate ourselves in the Word of God. Knowledge is life, dumbness is death. So we need to ask ourselves, do we want the favor of God? If we answer yes, then we need to stay in and obey His Word. Simple, yet very hard to do in a broken world that our flesh continually pulls us to its own desires. I pray reading through Hosea this week will help keep us focused on obeying the Word of God.