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Author: Blaine Bartel

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

Did you know that most homes values at more than $250,000 have libraries? That should tell us something. I believe that everything you need for an incredible future and unbelievable success has already been written. And guess what? It’s all free! Do you know what it costs to open your Bible? Nothing! How about this: Only 3 percent of all Americans have library cards, and those are free too!

When God says that His people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge, you can begin to see why. You’re not lacking opportunity or ability. What you’re lacking is the knowledge to uncover your opportunities and the understanding to increase your ability.

Determine to crack open your Bible and other good books that are going to help you reach the goals that God has put in your life.

Commitment Prayer

Father in heaven, I repent for times in life when I have not been the student of Your Word that I should be. From this point forward, I am committed to filling my mind with information and knowledge that is going to help me grow and prosper. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Blaine Bartel, Oneighty® Devotional (Tulsa: Harrison House Publishers, copyright 2003.)