"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
Many Christians are living so far below the rights, privileges and inheritance they have through Jesus Christ. Why is this? Because they simply don't know what He has provided for them. Why? Because they aren't seeking to find out. They aren't getting into God's Word to find out what it says and what He has given them.
We have become spiritually lazy in seeking out the Lord's provisions and promises that are found in His Word. We have laid back and let someone else find out for us. Then we let them tell us. We don't, or won't, take the time it takes to find out for ourselves.
I was talking with someone the other day and we were reminiscing about when we were growing up in church and how we used to have Bible drills quiet often. A verse would be called out and we would have to find it as quickly as possible. The first one to find it would stand and read it out loud. This may sound "old fashioned" but at least we knew where the scriptures were and what they said. Most Christians nowadays can't even name the Books of the Bible. If it wasn't for a Bible app on their phone they would be lost. Or if, in church, it isn't put on the screen they couldn't find it.
I am not criticizing, I am warning and encouraging you to get in God's Word and find out what it says-- for yourself. If you don't know, the enemy can destroy you. He can depress and oppress you. He can steal from your life. He can rob you of what you have because you don't know what you have. He can trick you, confuse you and deceive you because you don't know the truth-- God's Word is truth. I am not giving him credit this morning, I am just telling you that he is out to destroy you and if you don't know what is available to you, he can cause a lot of problems in your life.
Have a great day. How much knowledge do you have about what is yours through Jesus?