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The next time you're "out for blood" because you're angry and upset, you'd do well to remember only "flesh and blood" we're offered - during our course of conversion - is that of Jesus Christ! He grossed out quite a few of His followers when He shared that tidbit of information with them. They couldn't stomach it. Jesus' claim to be Bread of Life, Manna from Heaven, was a little hard to swallow. But He meant that we're to feast upon His life-giving words. The scriptures are to sustain us, daily, in this wilderness adventure (John 6:41-69).
You are what you eat. We're to grow more Christ-like and less contentious: "endeavoring to keep unity of Spirit in bond of peace... till we all come to unity of faith and of knowledge of Son of God, to a perfect (mature) man, (measuring up to) stature of fullness of Christ..."(Ephesians 4:2,3,13).
We're to stop picking on one another, pull together as Christian brethren, and resist Satan's attempts to pull us apart. It's old ploy of divide and conquer. He's revealed as one who works up this ungodly appetite: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary devil (NOT brethren!) walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
Instead of falling prey to our enemy - going at each other's throats - let's make sure we're consumed with our zeal for God's Work (John 2:17).
There's some kosher food for thought!
David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com