This is lack of knowledge, understanding or information about something. It is another major reason why many wives keep to themselves, dying inside! Little wonder the Bible says: “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” (Hosea 4:6).
To be destroyed in this context means to be robbed of honor and dignity. For you not to be robbed of dignity and honor as a wife, you must shun ignorance and go for knowledge. The truth that you know is the one that can make you free! This explains why the scripture says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:23). Remember, what you don’t know may be what is killing you. Inadequate information about a particular situation can pose a problem. Uzzah’s death in 2 Samuel 6:7 could be seen as ignorance. Perhaps, he was not adequately informed that no one should touch the ark of God, but he did and was punished. “And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.”
After this incidence, the ark was properly carried and they were all blessed. You will not be a scape goat for others to learn from in Jesus name. Crave for knowledge, be adequately informed and do not die in silence through ignorance.
This is another reason why some keep mute rather than open up, until they die in silence. A lazy person is slow, too relaxed, not willing to work and put effort into anything; therefore he is prone to all manners of harassment. The Bible says: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11).
Many wives are so lazy at so many things. Lazy in prayer, reading books, reading the bible and even in relating to other senior ministers. Wake up from your slumber and begin to put more effort into life so it can deliver its best to you! Read with me this most revealing episode about the field of the slothful in Proverbs 24: 30-34: “I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”
Laziness manifests in procrastination. ‘I will do it later’ or ‘next week’, before long, a year is gone and the situation still remains. Deal with procrastination today because it usually graduates to laziness.