Paul Harvey, much beloved radio personality, once quipped, “Vegetarian is an old Indian word for ‘doesn’t hunt well.'”

I like vegetables, but I am no vegetarian; I like meat – all kinds. I like beef, pork, chicken, fish, and squirrel. You didn’t expect the last one, did you? Did you forget that I grew up in rural Alabama?

l’m convinced that there are many Bible vegetarians today. There is no meat in their diet because they don’t hunt well. They do not search or hunt through the Scriptures as they should.

Jesus declared: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39 KJ\/).

Had the Pharisees truly searched, they would have known that Jesus was long awaited Messiah (John 7:52).

In contrast to the Pharisees, the Bereans were great hunters. Of them, Luke records, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those were so” (Acts 17:11 KJV).

What about us? How well do we hunt? (2 Timothy 2:15). Are we Bible vegetarians? If we are searching the Scriptures as we should, there will be plenty of meat in our diets. In fact, there might even be some strong meat or squirrel (Hebrews 5:12-14). Don’t knock it until you have tried it! It tastes kind of like chicken.

Wade L. Webster
Southaven, MS

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