When the Lord took His people from Egypt, He did not give them flesh-meat to eat till they mourned and wept in His ears, saying, ‘Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the flesh, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick; but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all beside this manna, before our eyes.’ [Numbers 11:4–6.] Then the Lord gave them flesh to eat. He sent them quails from heaven, but we read, ‘While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague.’ [Verse 33.]
“The light God has given His people is that by eating the flesh and blood of dead animals, man becomes animalized. His lower passions are greatly strengthened by such a diet.
“Worldly physicians can not account for the rapid increase of disease among the human family. But we know that much of this suffering is caused by the eating of dead flesh. . . .
“Wise counsel and righteous practices are needed now, if the people of God succeed in preserving clear minds and healthy bodies. We must give close attention to eating, drinking, and dressing. The entire body of believers needs to make a decided reform. A high profession, followed by a disregard of the laws of life, shows a faithless life. Lack of fidelity, want of stability, slavery to wrong habits,—this is the sure result of such a course. Those who follow this course are not consistent Christians. Salvation means deliverance from every habit which tends to drag humanity down. Transgression of the laws of our being is transgression of the laws of God.” The Paulson Collection, 1, 2.
Creamy Cucumber Dressing
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1 medium to large cucumber, peeled (if bitter) and diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 teaspoon salt
Grind cashews and seeds; add remaining ingredients and blend well. Chill. Great for baked potatoes, sandwich spread, salad dressing.
Judy Ann Hallingstad manages the Mail Order Services Department for Steps to Life. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Derby, Kansas.
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