Thursday, December 11, 2008

2 Nephi 21:9 -- On the Knowledge of the Lord

"They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."
2 Nephi 21:9

I really like this vision of the future. During the Millenium, people won't be harming each other... but even more than that, animals won't be harming each other, and animals and people are going to get along. :) And why will they refrain from harm? Because of the knowledge of the Lord. :) Think about the last simile: "as the waters cover the sea." ... It doesn't sound like there are going to be any dissenters standing on the bottom of the ocean, completely dry. :) I love the idea of knowledge being as deep and wide as the ocean and covering us so that it would take a concerted effort to surface and *not* know. :)

Perhaps we can embrace this ideal, and work on getting all the knowledge of the Lord that we can, today. Maybe we won't get to the sea level. Maybe we'll only get a pond, or a shower... or a few drops to drink. ... But even a sea has to start somewhere. ;)

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