Ezekiel 4: defiled bread in Scripture. What are we doing to our world today?

9“And take wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt. And you shall put them into one vessel, and make bread of them. You shall eat it, as many days as you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days.

10“And your food which you eat is by weight, twenty sheqels a day, to be eaten from time to time.

11“And drink water by measure, one-sixth of a hin, to be drunk from time to time.

12“And eat it as a barley cake. And bake it, before their eyes, on human dung.”

13And יהוה said, “Even so the children of Yisra’ĕl shall eat their defiled bread among the gentiles, to whom I drive them.”

14Then I said, “Ah, Master יהוה! See, I have never defiled myself from my youth till now. I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has unclean meat ever come into my mouth.”

15And He said to me, “See, I am giving you the dung of cattle instead of human dung, and you shall prepare your bread over it.”

Now take a look at what uses people are coming up with for our “pee and poo”. While these all look like good uses for our waste, are we instead defiling ourselves per Scripture?

http://inhabitat.com/kenyan-student-converts-schools-waste-yes-poo-into-safe-clean-cooking-fuel/

http://inhabitat.com/6-uses-for-pee-that-you-probably-didnt-know-about/

Below are from Blue Letter Bible’s Interlinear for Ezekiel 4 and the word “defiled” from 4:13. Copy and paste the links above and below into your computer’s web address area [ex: where you would find www.google.com] to view.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=eze&c=4#s=t_conc_806013

http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H2931&t=KJV

http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=H2930&t=KJV

 

 

 

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