"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge," says Hosea 4:6.
In case you haven't heard, recently a study was done that showed that 80% of high school graduates in New York City cannot read. More people would rather watch tv or play on the computer than read and learn. Teens today don't want to do anything hard, and are content to be lazy and stupid. This article is going to be a little different,but my goal is to explain to you how important reading and learning and staying on top of current events is, not only to students but to teenagers and adults in general, and to Christians in particular.
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean that politics will not take an interest in you." - Pericles
If you don't think that reading the news is important, or that knowing what's going on in the world is worth your time, or that it doesn't matter who's in charge of the country, you are shamefully wrong. When you don't pay attention to what's happening around you, that only will be bad for you later on, especially when you start to vote and decide which directions the country will go when you're an adult. If you don't read the constitution, you will not know when your freedoms, freedoms which were defended for you by other people's blood and their lives, are being taken away from you. Those freedoms are freedoms that God gave to you.
If you don't read your Bible, you will not know when you're sinning, and you will not know when other people are spreading false doctrine.
If you don't read books or try to learn anything new in general, you will be uninformed. It's the truth of life.
When you read and learn, you'll be able to know the truth and be able to defend it.