Words of life

The Wolf - order and unity

"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil." Genesis 49: 27.

The Hyrax - watchful and safe in the rock

The rock badger or hyrax is the second of the "four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise." Proverbs 30: 26. It is written that they "are a feeble folk, yet they make their homes in the crags." 

The Bat

 

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“And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture … and the bat.” Leviticus 11:13-19 

The Sparrow – free from anxiety

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10: 29-30.

The War-horse - a battle spirit!

 

"Have you given the horse strength......He gallops into the clash of arms. He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; nor does he turn back from the sword......He devours the distance with fierceness and rage; nor does he stand firm, because the trumpet has sounded. At the blast of the trumpet he says, 'Aha!' He smells the battle from afar, the thunder of captains and shouting." Job 39: 19-25.