Creating good recipes for any food item takes time and often multiple repetitions to perfect. However, there is a shortcut to apply when one wants to create ‘a recipe for disaster’. The only requirement is to simply put  things that are incompatible in the same space and let time run its course.

The text we read from the prophet Isaiah is the perfect example of what we could describe as ‘knowingly sitting on a time bomb’, because when things don’t work out, a lot of things will definitely go wrong. Here are some of the verse to think about:

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,
The cow will graze near the bear.
The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow (Isaiah 11:6-7)

With the current knowledge we each have, that equates to creating a fraternity between predators and their prey. in addition, however you view this, it is rather optimistic to associate the lion with eating grass. But that is where we fall short as men and why God brings to our attention a situation that has to precede such an occurrence: ‘the earth has to be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (vs 9).

Beloved, there is that knowledge which wields in it the potential to override even natural instincts and transform anyone into the likeness of of God. That kind of knowledge should be our pursuit.


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