read the passage it did lead me to think about our Health Message too. And while a vegetarian diet is not a
condition of eternal life, as SDA Christians, isn't there the implication that
more than less we all should be?
as Brother Pfendeherbert, a fellow blogger on the Revived by His Word site,
suggested, a vegetarian diet tends to keep the blood and mind pure, and by
extension the channel between God and ourselves tends to be much clearer. With this recognition, shouldn't we all
desire to be vegetarians; not as a means of salvation, but as a gift to the God
of our salvation, and to further clear the channels to a better relationship
with Him? Vegetarianism is about giving
our best to the one who gave His all for us.
idea of vegetarianism must be taken beyond the mere concern about diet, it
really is about a lifestyle that best glorifies God. It as such carries implications for our
social, physical, mental, and of course our spiritual activities - all geared at
magnifying the God of our Salvation.
is little wonder then that the passage ends with the benediction, "The
Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be
gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
help us to realize that even though we have failed, much like Samson failed,
yet he was mentioned among the faithful in Hebrews 11. There's hope for us yet. The fact is that we really love you and wish
only to wear your name wherever we go.
Grant us your Holy Spirit and stake your claim upon us that anyone who
passes by will see that we belong to you.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.