Thank You, Holy Spirit.
47 “And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished. 48 But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.”
“Ignorance” is having a fore or hind knowledge about the Truth and ignoring to do anything about it. The fore or hind knowledge can be via being evangelized to, given a word-filled track or having a Bible and ignoring to open and learn of its wisdom-filled words.
“Unawareness” on the other hand is being totally devoid of the Truth. Having no fore or hind knowledge about a matter, and it is because of the total avoidance of this (unawareness) that the Truth has to get to the ends of the earth before Jesus comes to take His own.
Matthew 24:14(NLT) “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.”
Brethren, “I didn’t know” won’t be an excuse on THAT DAY, it will either be ‘you KNEW’ or ‘you IGNORED’. There’s still time now for repentance. Remember; NO ESCAPING THE STRIPES – Punishments.
43 “If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. 44 I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.”
Further Bible reading: 1 John 3:3-18