Hosea 4:6 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.
Punishment is coming on God’s people. They are being destroyed. That is not that they are going to Hell but that they are being punished. They are living in sin and rebellion against God.
Notice what brings the destruction; a lack of knowledge. They have rejected what they know that God wants them to do. They have rejected His written Word.
The question for today is; are you suffering due to a lack of knowledge? You have a copy of the Word of God. You know much of what it says. Do you reject it? Do you refuse to obey what you know that God would have you to do? Do you come to the Word of God, preaching, etc with your guard up? Do you approach God saying, I will do it my way? Or are you open to be a hearer and a doer of the Word of God?
Last thought from this verse would be how many are being destroyed today for a lack of knowledge that have no Bible and no preacher? Could it be that God would call you to go or send others to take the gospel? While you hold a copy of the Word of God in your hand and reject what He says others have no choice. They have no Bible. They have no preacher. What an ingrate to have and reject what others have not and are destroyed!