Daily Reflections

The Dangers of Ignorance

January 16, 2024 Kelly Needham

“Your word is truth.” —John 17:17

Most Christians I talk to have never read the whole Bible. They may read it frequently but only parts. However, daily reading parts of the Bible doesn’t mean you know it any more than daily reading the first chapter of Moby Dick makes you an expert on the famous novel. Ignorance of the whole of God’s Word makes us easy targets in the war Satan has waged against God. Lies can slip through undetected like poison gas because we’re not that familiar with the truth.

For example, when suffering comes, some will say it’s spiritual attack and blame it on Satan. But the Bible says God does bring about trouble, even and especially for His own people, for His own good purposes (Isa. 48:10–11; 2 Cor. 4:7–11). It’s not that Satan isn’t involved but that ultimately God is sovereign over all things.

With all the authoritative opinions around us about God and His Word, how can we recognize the one true and living God? The answer always starts not with learning to spot the counterfeits but becoming intimately familiar with the real thing.


 “Satan Wields Ignorance of the Word as a Weapon” (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture taken from The CSB 

Make it Personal

If you don’t know all of the Bible, sit down and make a plan to change that, thinking of it as a lifelong journey.