Out of the Eater Came Something to Eat

Out of the eater came something to eat,

          And out of the harsh came something sweet.  

This is, of course, a play on Samson’s riddle (Judges 14:14).  This riddle gives a pattern which, while it had specific and limited meaning in Samson’s day, has far greater import for the ages.  This is because the pattern speaks to the greatest issue a human being will ever face: death.

Death is the “eater” who with insatiable lust was consuming every human being.  Through the work of Jesus Christ, the monster of death was required to give up all that it had consumed.  The dead now live in heaven with God.  The Father thus feasts upon the sight of His children around His table (thus “out of the eater came something to eat”).  Therefore also, out of the harshness of death came the sweetness of eternal life.

You and I do not need to be afraid of being consumed by death.  Jesus Christ has transformed it into a gateway that leads to life everlasting.

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.

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