(Death by Spiritual Ignorance)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [of My law, where I reveal My will].”
Hosea 4:6 AMP
Spiritual ignorance gives the enemy a chance to take advantage of you, leading you into a foolish death.
In 2 Samuel 3, Abner exhibited a certain amount of spiritual ignorance, contributing to his foolish death. He came out of the City of Hebron and did not take his sword along.
1. Hebron was a city of refuge, where if you were pursued or felt endangered, you could run into and your life would be spared. When Joab came to speak to Abner, he agreed to meet him at the gate and not within the city, making it possible for him to be killed – evidence of spiritual ignorance.
As believers, our Hebron is the Name and Presence of God. The bible says, the name of Lord is a strong tower, the righteous ran into it and are saved (Prov 18:10). We have our “Hebron”, and as long as we dwell there, foolish deaths will not be our portion.
2. His Sword; A commander of the army never forgets his sword, even in dealing with a friend. How did Abner forget his sword? – Another sign of spiritual ignorance. Your sword as a believer is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). You must never leave it behind no matter what.
Spiritual ignorance is one of the major reasons men die foolish deaths. You have all you need to avoid that. The Word of God, the Holy Spirit and A Good Shepherd who will lead and feed you, to be able to stand against the wiles of the enemy.
Remember, learning is progressive for every believer. Allow the Holy Spirit to teach you and ignorance will never be your portion!
Pray with me:
Thank you, Lord, for all the resources you have given me to stand against the devil spiritually. Deliver me from spiritual ignorance in Jesus’ name, Amen.
You are blessed!