”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 NIV)
The little word for in today’s Bible verse is a very important word. It ties together the meaning of two sentences and says that there is a connection between them. One could re-write the meaning so that it would sound something like this: As a result of knowledge of the Lord filling the land nothing evil or adverse will occur there. It is a description of what occurs when the Lord exhorts His righteous Lordship. When the Lord’s knowledge fills the land, there is no longer any room for anything evil to occur.
Lord teach me to know You better, in order that I steadily do more and more that which is pleasing in Your eyes.