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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo

BE NOT IGNORANT OF YOUR IGNORANCE.


*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*

*BE NOT IGNORANT OF YOUR IGNORANCE.*

*Scripture Treasure.*

1 Sam 1:7-10 *And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I.*

*And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.*

*He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.*

*So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

People can be victims of their ignorance.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

The Amalekite who came to David to tell about the death of Saul did not give the right account of Saul's death.

The true account of Saul's death in 1 Chro 10:4 says *,"....So Saul took a sword and fell upon it."*

The Amalekite suffered and became a victim of his own ignorance, namely:

First, he misconceived David's emotion.

David had respect for Saul's anointing.

The Amalekite thought David would rejoice at the fall of Saul, 2 Sam 2:14.

We know the Amalekite lied here, but there are important things to learn in addition to this. It is important you study people. Try to know who people are, especially those you relate with. Do not assume who people are. Pray before you approach them.

Insightful knowledge is profitable.

Second, he thought he would be rewarded by David, but he got his wrath in return.

The lesson here is that you approach people with a clean heart. A clean heart is often a strong defense of ignorance, ref Hebrews 13:2 *Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.*

David eventually killed the Amalekite. He said to one of his young men *"....Go near and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.*, 1 Sam 1:15.

It is dangerous and harmful to be ignorant and care less about ignorance.

In addition to the above, there are three notable signs of ignorance ( there may be more).

First, there are people who fail to search out knowledge as regards what they do not know. This may be for the reason of lack of information

Second, there are people who, though information, is available, they deliberately neglect knowledge because of their lack of zeal or interest. They are the 'not wanting to learn' type of people.

Third, there are people who consider ignorance is bliss, meaning that if you do not know about something, it keeps them from worrying about it.

Fourth, strangely, there are people who consider ignorance as strength.

This notion believes that a person limits himself to what he knows in the past or which he already knows.

So he freely walks into his tomorrow by whatever happens. They live by 'Come what may'.

There is more to lose being ignorant than to gain.

Most times, you can not discover or know people if you can not discover or know yourself.

Which ever way, ignorance is costly and can be deadly.

Work on yourself!

*Remorse corner.*

If you think education or acquiring knowledge is expensive, try ignorance.

*Call to Word action.*

Prov 19:1-2 *Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.*

*Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

Ignorance is foolishness, and the foolishness of a man will ruin his ways (Ref Prov 19:3).

*Prayer.*

Psalm 119:105 *Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.*

Lord lighten me, give me knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in Jesus name.

Good morning all, and have a blessed day.

God bless you.



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