The Wolf and the Lamb
Wolves and sheep will live together in peace,(Isaiah 11:6-9) Good News Translation
and leopards will lie down with young goats.
Calves and lion cubs will feed together,
and little children will take care of them.
Cows and bears will eat together,
and their calves and cubs will lie down in peace.
Lions will eat straw as cattle do.
Even a baby will not be harmed
if it plays near a poisonous snake.
On Zion, God’s sacred hill,
there will be nothing harmful or evil.
The land will be as full of knowledge of the Lord
as the seas are full of water.
How much do you love animals? Enough to become a Christian and pray for the return of Jesus Christ so that herbivores can finally be safe from their predators? Predators will become vegetarian.
On the Lord’s Holy mountain the knowledge of the Lord fills the land as the waters cover the sea because the habitable surface of the Earth is in the shape of one large mountain and the summit is visible from every location.
The summit is the city of Jerusalem where the temple is situated. But look at what else is happening here, it’s the beautiful but enigmatic image of a change in animal predator/prey relationships. Peace will be so profoundly established in God’s Holy mountain that carnivorous diets will no longer be necessary.
Wolves and lambs will eat together; lions will eat straw, as cattle do, and snakes will no longer be dangerous. On Zion, my sacred hill, there will be nothing harmful or evil.”(Isaiah 65:25) Good News Translation
Carnivores, the top of the natural food chain, will be eating straw. Nothing, not even the smallest species of herbivore, will have to spend its life constantly looking over its shoulder to see if there is danger near. This tells us a lot about the so-call natural order of our world today. God didn’t create animals to eat each other. What we see today, that are thought of as supposedly natural ecosystems, are really a picture of the war between light and darkness playing out at every scale of the natural world. From atoms and molecules through to the cosmological objects, the fallen nature of our world is apparent. The original sin, human rebellion, is the reason why there are predators and prey.
It is ironic that the progressive liberal agenda hasn’t attacked this yet. If you have to be green, eco-friendly, vegetarian/vegan, drive a hybrid, and adopt from the animal shelter to be really cool and conscientious these days, why isn’t there a political movement to stop carnivores from eating herbivores? Let’s face it, what gives a Lion the right to tear into a herd of Gazelles and start ripping them apart? It needs to be stopped.
Of course this would never happen for a very simple reason, the world worships the creature more than the creator, as we are told by Paul:
They exchange the truth about God for a lie; they worship and serve what God has created instead of the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever! Amen.(Romans 1:25) Good News Translation
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
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