An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Food, Clothing and Profit

(Proverbs 27:26 KJV)  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

I will grant you that this is not a call to stoke up the grill and get ready for a barbeque.  It is a reminder that animals are not our brothers.  You may be a vegetarian and a contributor to the local animal shelter.  That is well and good as long as you realize that the animals were not created in the image of God.  Only men and women have that mark.

Here they are for clothing and investment.  Other places they are for food.  You have the first indication of that in Genesis.
(Genesis 9:3 KJV)  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Then you have the entire sacrificial system in which people are directed to eat certain parts of the sacrifice and not others. 

So?  It may not effect you.  You may already understand.  Animals are to be treated with kindness but not to be embraced as equal to people.  Just a reminder. 

2 comments:

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

There are dozens of my Christian acquaintances who NEED this reminder. It's hard to believe how quickly Christians have slipped into animal worship.

Pumice said...

Which makes me glad that I am not the Judge because I would tend to put them in the category of "non" Christian or as Paul calls them, "so-called brothers".

Grace and peace.