The Absence of the Knowledge of the Lord

“They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”  Isaiah 11:9

Every violent and destructive force, every aberration of nature, all sickness, disease and trauma, wars, famines, slavery, abuse, torture, racism, rage, murder, malice, impatience, cruelty, gossip, hate…. all are because when Eden fell, the earth suffered from an absence of the knowledge of the Lord.  That rending apart of the Maker and all He had made struck a fatal blow to creation, for to know Him was why we all were created.

Where once the knowledge of the Holy was as natural as heartbeat and breath, there now resides a deep and devastating brokenness which necessitates a deliberate determination to know God.  Now, we must choose to know Him and it is a knowledge that comes at a price, for the spirit can not hear His voice until the flesh is slain. (Galatians 5:24)


May my flesh die today so that what is eternal in me might breathe free and live.  May I be filled with the knowledge of You, my Savior and my God.”  Amen


2 Replies to “The Absence of the Knowledge of the Lord”

  1. It is a humbling and awe inspiring thing to think that at one point Adam and Eve walked with God- literally. What would it have been like to stroll through Eden with God?

  2. I recently found myself so mired in angst and overwhelmed by life all I could do was cry out, “Lord, please give me desire for you.” How basic but yet so right where I was. I so appreciate your prayer and this reminder that I must be deliberate in choosing to know God. I’ve been studying the Exodus and thinking about how the Israelites only had to gather the manna each morning–God put it there, they just had to take it. Hmmmm. I think I’m meant to learn something here.
    I’ve missed your posts. I hope you are well, friend. Let’s talk sometime soon.

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