We live in a society where media dumps a vast amount of information constantly. Opinions are shared and handed out in such a way that it could be overwhelming to most and if you are not paying attention, as most don’t, you can be lead to believe something that is a lie. If we are not careful media outlets can do the thinking for us, we will become complacent and don’t take the time to check or re-check the information provided by them. We take everything at face value or at the word of another’s point-of-view without truly forming a correct framework or answer to that same information.
This phenomenon is nothing new. In these days & times operating in this mentality has a much steeper price and with higher consequences. It is a detriment to be considered a “low information” people or in other words – low informed. This concept comes from a political term – “low information voters”, which describes a person, “who may vote, but who are generally poorly informed about politics”¹ One of the major downfalls in having this mindset is one can be manipulated into thinking that they are voting for their own shared ideals or principles but in fact, they are agreeing to something they have no clue about the details of said position or policy. Why? Because the person failed to do their own research or READ the fine lines so to speak. More often than not, when we take on this mindset of the “low informed” we will end up voting for or accepting issues that are far from our own stated morals or values.
God warned His people, if you we didn’t procure His much-needed knowledge we would most assuredly DIE!
“My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6a, KJV).
This destruction comes at a consequence of not being informed correctly, by not using what God has given us as a guide or by not using God’s Knowledge to aid us in making decisions. When we use other measures to live our lives we have ultimately choosen to reject God’s Knowledge and Wisdom. The scripture goes on to prove this very statement,
“…because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou has forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children” (Hosea 4:6, KJV).
As the People of God, we have a great responsibility not only to ourselves, our children, but to the world at large. If we don’t fully uphold the laws, statues, and precepts of the God we claim to love and adore, how can we expect to make a change or pray to that end that a change be made. Our witness, our effectiveness, who we were made to be (a preservative) is useless (Matthew 5:13)! God doesn’t HEAR US!
Hosea goes on to write that God’s leadership with His people in tow have committed whoredoms against God. They have placed man’s concepts, man’s point of views, and man-made “religions” over His Word. By doing so they have sinned against Him and their heart’s are full of iniquity, which are sins that are deemed innately wrong – no one had to tell you it was wrong. God placed something in you to know it was wrong! You just know it!
Again, there is great consequence in being a person who is low informed. Whether or not it is general information about the goings on in our world or the fundamental basics of what God expects of His people. We ought to make sure that we are doing everything as the People of God to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us on a DAILY basis.
You cannot be the person who sits on the sidelines and not crack open the Bible or research by READING other materials to assist you in understanding the Word of God for yourself or the world you live in! Let along give an answer to those who need to hear it.
If you are one that ascribes to the notion that, “I don’t enjoy reading” or “I don’t get what the big deal is”, you my friend are a Low Information Believer and you WILL be deceived into thinking that you are living after the edicts of God but in reality you are rejecting God and have called Him a liar in your everyday actions, affiliations, and conversations.
Please read Hosea Chapter 4 in its entirety!
“He that hath and ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (Body of Christ)” (Revelation 2:7, emphasis mine).
Until Next Time…
VMarie aka Thr33