1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
I started this Memorable Scripture series to read and comment on parts of the Bible that stick out in my memory as I read through it.
I am ashamed to say that nothing jogged my memory in First Thessalonians until I got to chapter four.
It is here where the apostle says he does not want the church to be ignorant about their believing friends and family that have died.
I’ll talk more about that in the next few days.
What has me thinking this morning is not my ignorgance of that event but my ignorance of the rest of the scripture in Chapters one through three.
Nothing rang a bell as I read it.
It’s not that I have not read it but I have not meditated, pondered, or studied the previous scriptures.
I am ashamed of myself to have gone so deep into the book before recognizing something familiar.
This is one reason we should not read the Bible as a novel or for the sake of just reading it, but to read it for knowledge, understanding, and to improve oneself and your relationship with God.
This becomes the ignorance that should concern us.