The prophet Hosea called these people out because they had rejected knowledge and forgotten the law of God. When the context of these verses is read, it is apparent this was not a problem of being forgetful—these people were purposely neglectful.
There’s a tremendous difference between being ignorant of something and choosing to ignore what you know is right. Because these people chose to ignore the truth, they found themselves in a sad predicament: “There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint with bloodshed upon bloodshed.”
With the proliferation of technology and the easy access to educational tools, “a lack of knowledge” is the result of choosing to ignore the truth of God’s Word. Take a careful look across the landscape that we call America. What is it that lies just beyond the horizon?