I’m sure you’ve heard the story about Cecil the lion being killed by some dentist from Minnesota on a safari hunt.
Now an account executive for Idaho State University has posted pictures from her hunts where she killed an old giraffe and a kudu.
This is going to be upsetting to a lot of people. Soon social media will be abuzz with this latest news.
Many years ago a young man admitted to doing something that today would have got him in trouble on social and news media.
His name is David and here is what he said.
“Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 1 Sam 17:36
This young man admits to killing two animals and he made a racial slur towards another person, while threatening to do him harm!
I might even throw in that he believes in God and is delusional enough to believe he’s acting under His authority!
Then there are those nine brothers that killed an animal to cover up their own evil deeds.
So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood. Gen 37:31
There is also the mom that said this to her son,
“Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make savory food from them for your father, such as he loves. Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and that he may bless you before his death.” Gen 27:9-10
Two goats died unnecessarily just because she wanted the son she loved to be blessed over the other!
And while she is doing this the other son is out killing a wild animal to bring to the dad!
That should give you something to talk about today – all that senseless killing of animals and people throughout the pages of the Bible.
What about the innocent lives that will be snuffed out today through the legal means of abortion. Where is the outcry from the news and social media about it!
There are men and women in the military that are defending freedom from terrorists, yet there is no news on those that have been killed by insurgents since the demise of Cecil the lion.
Please don’t get me wrong. I am not a hunter and I would never shoot a lion or a bear unless absolutely necessary. I know that big game hunters have been doing safaris for hundreds of years. And it wasn’t too long ago that a young Maasai warrior would hunt a lion with little more than a spear or bow and arrow as a rite of passage into manhood.
I think lions are beautiful animals but I think this story has been blown out of proportion.
Instead of being so concerned about Cecil the lion, most people should be concerned about the coming of the Lion of the tribe of Judah – Jesus Christ!