Commentary on Genesis 9:2-4
By Davida Rosenberg - 26 Oct 2009
On the most simplistic of levels... I, speaking for myself, would rather take lashes than to see a precious innocent animal have his innocent throat slit on my behalf.
But worse than this is that even if you are 100% right about needless animal slaughters (which I lament with a broken heart also) is the pre-ordained Death of G-d's Only Begotten Self/Son. Even if we got it wrong... it is apparent that Yeshua was born to be The Final Lamb of G-D to take away the sin of the world.
We were saved by blood on our doorposts from death. We were saved by blood on the alter in our stead. When I see the blood I will Pass over your house. Without the shedding of blood, there is NO atonement for sin; for the life is in the blood and I have given it to you upon the alter.
I can only surmise from all this... that The Creator wanted us to SEE THE REPULSION AND HATE IT! He wants us to experience the horror of what it takes to redeem us from death... the death incurred by the first Rape? Hows that one for ya? That the whole human race was contaminated from the start due to satan and the birth of Cain. VERY DEEP SUBJECTS!!!