Hunting, Respecting life blood



Devotional thought/topic for hunting...

1. life is in the blood
2. blood was required to atone for sin
3. Jesus' blood is the new covenant of forgiveness
4. taking a life, even that of an animal for food, is very serious to God

If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood. “Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.
Leviticus 17:10-14

Of course, the blood of sacrificed animals was only a temporary solution. Jesus Christ, the unblemished Lamb, was the final solution of atonement for our sins!