"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"  (Hosea 4:6)

  On December 26, 2004 a catastrophic tsunami hit Asia, killing up to 300,000 people.  However, there was a group of Thai fishermen who escaped harm because they had been warned by their elders and ancestors that if they ever saw the ocean receding fast, that it would reappear in the same manner in which it disappeared.  Although these people had never seen this occur in their lifetime, they remembered the warnings of their fathers and escaped for the hills, while others had no idea what was about to happen.  Why were they able to do this?  And how did they know the truth when almost everyone else did not?  Because the elders had faithfully preserved and transmitted the message, and the current generation believed and obeyed.

  If we want to be saved and to save others, we must have sufficient knowledge, and that knowledge must be according to the truth.  We must also transmit truth.  It must be preserved and proclaimed without compromise.  Finally, we must obey truth.  Knowing it is not enough, we must act upon it.  Those who acted upon the tsunami warning were saved.

  Paul wrote, "Take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine; continue in them; for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."  (1 Timothy 4:16)


Praying for you


Pastor Andrew Ritchey