My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: the knowledge of God’s Word.
HIS WILL AND PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSED IN HIS WORD;
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
The will, nature, and purpose of God are revealed in His Word. To neglect the Word is to be in the dark about the will of the Father, and how He wants you to live. This is one reason you must know the Word for yourself. He said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”: the knowledge of God’s Word.
God’s people can fail in life, if they’re ignorant; not because the Word is void of power. Jesus said in Mark 7:13, you have made the Word of God of non-effect by your traditions. People who live by the traditions and wisdom of men make the Word of non-effect in their own lives; they short-circuit the power of the Word of God, making it unproductive for them. God’s Word always has power, but it loses its effectiveness in the life of the one who tries to rationalize it with human information or sense knowledge. Let the Word be your standard, and “check system” in upgrading your life from glory to glory.
You need this to become the man or woman God destined you to be. Some people have been Christians for years but don’t have information about God’s plan and purpose for their lives. They’re not sure what the will of God is concerning anything. God’s Word is His will expressed; which is why you must invest time to study and meditate on the Word, to know your inheritance in Christ.
As you get to know your heritage in Him, you also learn to take possession of what the Word of God says belong to you. Furthermore, you’re also able to understand the purpose for your inheritance in Him, the reason He has blessed you so much, and how to use the blessing rightly.
2 Peter 1:5-10