Hosea 14: (9) Let the wise understand these things, and let the discerning know them.
For the ways of Adonai are straight, And the righteous walk in them, but in them sinners stumble.

For the ways of THE LORD are straight. 

There is nothing crooked, deceptive, sneaky, evil, wrong – nothing unfaithful about THE LORD.
And it is these very STRAIGHT ways of GOD – why we walk in righteousness with Him. 

But sinners? 
Check the verse again and see what happens to them. 

Please tell me this saddens your heart; that it pains you to see sinners stumble over the very ways of GOD that give us a firm, solid, sturdy, steady, protected, secure path to walk in, as they reject HIM now and without repentance, — forever. 

I am urging us to faithfully walk with ADONAI. 

Any Thoughts?

I went to look for a Passage. I found it. My prompting was people,  and their pain and sorrow and troubles and anguish and poverty. It’s rampant.  Have you noticed?

I found more than one Scripture addressing destruction but the reason is largely the same.

Hosea 4: (KJV) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, . . .   source

All our sorrows in this world in one way or another are due to lack of knowledge or the rejection of the knowledge given – perhaps not our own lack or rejection, but somebody’s and in turn it has affected (or perhaps infected) us.

So now what?

And you might say, well, Kathie, that’s not very encouraging. You are right it’s not. But it’s the truth. And what each of us does with the truth we know or refuse to know affects, effects and infects others.  So, again, I ask.

Now what?

James 1: (AMP) If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. source