Hosea 4:6 - Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee
Hosea 4:6a (KJV)

My people are being destroyed because they don't know me.
Hosea 4:6a (NLT)

The particular knowledge that is missing is the knowledge of God, the most
essential of all knowledge. . . . Though God may overlook certain forms of
ignorance (see Acts 17:30), He cannot deliberate ignorance of spiritual
things (see on Ex. 4:21). . . . Men are held responsible not only for what
they know (John 9:41; 15:22, 24; James 4:17), but also for what they might
have known had they put forth the effort to obtain essential knowledge (cf.
2 Peter 3:5). There are many who fear that a further investigation of truth
will reveal that a change in conduct may be required of them, a change that
their sin-loving hearts are unwilling to undertake, and so they deliberately
desist from further inquiry. Such willful ignorance God cannot excuse. [SDA

God will judge all according to the light which has been presented to them,
whether it is plain to them or not. It is their duty to investigate as did
the Bereans. 3SG393,4

Light, precious light, shines upon God's people; but it will not save them
unless they consent to be saved by it, fully live up to it, and transmit it
to others in darkness. God calls upon His people to act. It is an individual
work of confessing and forsaking sins and returning unto the Lord that is
needed. 2T123,4