We would be wise to be reminded of the old time these words spoken by God to the people of Israel, saying: “[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).
God has COMMANED ALL human beings to come to KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have [ALL MEN TO BE SAVED], and to come unto the [KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH]” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
Unfortunately, untold numbers of people are not taking heed to the word of God and are too busy with the things of this world.
“O earth, earth, earth, [HEAR THE WORD] of the LORD” (Jeremiah 22:29).
“[LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED], all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).
“[AND THE TIMES OF THIS IGNORANCE] God winked at; but now [COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERY WHERE TO REPENT]: Because he hath [APPOINTED A DAY], in the which he will judge the world in [RIGHTEOUSNESS] by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof [HE HATH GIVEN ASSURANCE UNTO ALL MEN, IN THAT HE HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD]” (Acts 17:30-31).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).
“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the [WRATH OF GOD] abideth on him” (John 3:36).
DO NOT MAKE the mistake to REJECT the word of GOD because the consequence will be EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT (Revelation 20:11-15)!
“[FOR THE WRATH OF GOD] is revealed from heaven [AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN], who hold the [TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS]” (Romans 1:18).
“And with all [DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS] in them that [PERISH]; because they [RECEIVED NOT] the [LOVE OF THE TRUTH], that they might be [SAVED]. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:10–12).
“[THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL], and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17).
“[UPON THE WICKED HE SHALL RAIN SNARES, FIRE AND BRIMSTONE], and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup” (Psalm 11:6).
Our Lord Jesus, “The Christ of God” (Luke 9:20), says: “[FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH].
[WATCH YE THEREFORE, AND PRAY ALWAYS], that ye may be accounted [WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS] that shall come to pass, [AND TO STAND BEFORE] the Son of man” (Luke 21:35-36).
“Finally, my brethren, [BE STRONG IN THE LORD, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT]” (Ephesians 6:10).
“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24).
“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto [ETERNAL LIFE]” (Jude 1:21).
“The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:22).