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Summary: To show that knowledge is not good if we will not apply it in our lives. The more we have, the more GOD will require of us.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you know a lot?

No. I need to know and apply more of the WORD OF GOD.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that knowledge is not good if we will not apply it in our lives. The more we have, the more GOD will require of us.

IV. TEXT:

Hosea 4:6 (Amplified Bible)

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS because the heartbreak of GOD will be stronger within me to use this to strengthen and motivate me more to share YOU to the lost.

VI. TITLE:

Destruction by lack of knowledge

VII. EXPLICATION:

[Source: Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines]

A. Author: Hosea

Hosea 1:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

The Lord gave this message to Hosea son of Beeri during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel.

B. Date written:

Approximately 715 b.c. recording the events of his ministry which stretched from about 755 b.c. to 710 b.c.

C. Purpose:

To reveal God's unconditional love, especially illustrated in contrast to the sinful harlotry of His people.

D. To whom written:

Northern Kingdom of Israel

E. Main Theme:

Apostasy from GOD is spiritual adultery

F. Major Hebrew words used:

Ishi = hebrew word for husband - meaning husband or male person

Baali = hebrew word for master - meaning master, symbolical name of Jehovah

G. Keywords: unconditional love

H. Key verse: Hosea 3:1

Hosea 3:1 (Amplified Bible)

THEN SAID the Lord to me, Go again, love [the same] woman [Gomer] who is beloved of a paramour and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins [used in the sacrificial feasts in idol worship].

I. Notable Passage: Hosea Chapter 14

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Hosea 4:6 (Amplified Bible)

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Hosea 4:6 (New King James Version)

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

A. Root cause of destruction: Because we have rejected GOD'S knowledge - WORDS OF GOD

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me;"

GOD is very clear on this one, we are destroyed because of our own doing, our own initiative, because we have rejected Him, and therefore we have rejected everything He has to say. People are sensitive, they don't want to be offended and be hurt, well what's the solution, GOD will allow them in their own thinking and will not "push" Himself to them.


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