Getting It Right

And this is the original recipe for Ezekiel bread. How did a starvation menu item become a highly desired and expensive food item?

Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, dried millet and spelt, and mix them in a bowl to make flat bread. This is your food ration for the 390 days you lie on your side. Measure out about half a pound for each day and eat it on schedule. Also, measure out your daily ration of about a pint of water and drink it on schedule. Eat the bread as you would a muffin. Bake the muffins out in the open where everyone can see you, using dried human dung for fuel.”   (Ezekiel 4:9b-12)

The engraving said ‘The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.’ (Genesis 31:49, KJV) I carried one half in my purse and Ron kept the other half in his wallet. We thought them charming and actually, even holy. After all, it’s a Bible verse, isn’t it?

Then I read the rest of Genesis and the charms lost their appeal. This is not a verse of love but of warning. How did that become a love sign between Christians?

How did that happen? How often does it happen with other verses?

How did it happen that Christ died for us? I don’t know that either, but I do know that by asking Christ into our lives, we are getting it right.

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