Bible Tricks for Becoming a Better Hunter

by Tad Lindley

Used to be vegetarian

In the beginning people did not hunt for food. We were all vegetarian. We had a different relationship with animals. They were not afraid of us. It wasn’t until after the flood that people began to eat meat. In fact God had to tell Noah that he wasn’t going to be vegetarian anymore, And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all the fishes of sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. (Genesis 9:2-3)

Going to be vegetarian

At the end of time, those of us who are alive will become vegetarian again. During the last thousand years, the Millennium, even carnivorous animals will become vegetarian : the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 65:25)

Living in the Subsistence Age

But since we are between the flood and before the Millennium (which is kicked off by the return of the Lord), most of us are meat eaters. And since we live in Western Alaska, our animal protein comes from fish, mammals, and birds. And since they are afraid of us, we must go after them. Elder wisdom passed down over the last few thousand years is the foundation of many people’s skills, but did you know the Bible has some tips for becoming a better hunter?

#3 Don’t be lazy

Number three is: do not be lazy! The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. (Proverbs 12:27) Lazy people are far less likely to catch. It’s a no-brainer. If you are laying in your tent listening to gun shots until 10 AM in September, other people are catching and you are not. You cannot catch seals while you are sitting on your couch playing Red Dead Redemption.

#2 Share the wealth

Number two: prolific providers catch so much, because they distribute their catch. The liberal man shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. (Proverbs 11:25) “Liberal” does not mean that they voted for Joe Biden, it means that they give generously. In other words, those who share their catches will have a more abundant harvest. Those who water others, will be watered by God.

# 1 First things first

You probably already know what the #1 trick is, it is found in Matthew 6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. When you read that, perhaps you thought to yourself, “All what things shall be added unto me?” Well if you read the verse before that, you will see that Jesus was talking about our food and clothing. And if our food comes from hunting, then we will be better hunters by seeking his kingdom and his righteousness in our lives!

May He richly bless you with an abundant harvest in this fall season!

Reverend Tad Lindley is a minister at the United Pentecostal Church in Bethel, Alaska.

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