My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge.
Oh, how the devil has used this to his advantage over the centuries. Of course, this verse was directed towards the nation of Israel for that generation.
But how true is this same verse for today? Very true I say, in many ways. Healthwise people have fallen to crazy beliefs in health. People used to think it was very healthy to take mercury. Another common practice was bloodletting, this is what happens when we stray too far away from the word of God.
The bible clearly states that life is in the blood:
Leviticus 17:11 - For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.
I’ve heard it preached that when you are faced with a particularly hard situation to stop and take a break, eat a ‘ham sammich’ and rest for a little bit, then you’ll get some understanding on how to solve the problem.
Good advice here in the south, well; if you need some understanding and the project seems to be dead in its tracks, I suggest you stop and take communion with the Lord. Spend that precious minute with God and ask for understanding.
Then see what happens.
He is: El Deah
The God of Knowledge