Dictionary.com defines ignorant as “Lacking knowledge or awareness in general…”  Some say ignorance is bliss, and I guess that’s true for some things.  The only problem is there will come a day that our ignorance will evaporate under the intense Light of God’s Glory.  As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, His saints most definitely ought to be ignorant of the sinful things of this world. There are, however, somethings we should not be ignorant of.  We should never be ignorant of the truth.  Also, we should not be ignorant of the devil’s schemes. 

Many have pointed out the fact that those who work at the Treasury Department don’t study counterfeit money to catch counterfeiters. Treasury agents must study true bills to detect the fakes.  And for those who have been born again, it is key to stay rooted in the truth to keep from falling for counterfeit doctrines.  Staying in the truth of God’s Word will guarantee the promised freedom from the heavy burden of sin so easily supplied by the world.  See John 8:31-32. 

On the flip side of the coin, those in the Treasury Department must be aware of the many popular practices and avenues developed and used by counterfeiters.  The same is true for any good coach or general.  In order to be as effective as possible,  these men need not only study the fundamental truths at hand, but they must also know their enemy or opponent.  This is true for God’s children as well. 

We must love, know, and do the truth.  The truth is our only solid foundation. But we, as children of the Light, must also take great diligence to not remain ignorant to the current schemes of the wicked one.  That’s not to say we should spend all of our time learning the lies of the devil, but every generation has key avenues which transport his false doctrines.  Even though Satan’s lies don’t really change, the packaging has been adjusted throughout man’s history. And if we’re not paying attention, we might unwittingly fall or pass along doctrines from the Father of Lies.   

We are commanded by our Heavenly Father to take heed, to be on guard and be alert for our enemy prowls around seeking whom to devour.  (Mark 13:33, 1 Peter 5:8)  We ought to never be ignorant of the enemy’s devices.  To do so would not only be foolish, it also could be harmful to those we love and hope will receive the truth.  May we always spend time loving and learning God’s Word. But may we also be alert and on guard, never ignorant of the enemies popular avenues and devices. 

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  2 Timothy 2:15

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11