Rider On A Black Horse

The Brew Is A Musing

THIRD SEAL (BLACK HORSE)When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6)

Riding A Black Horse – The color black is often connected with famine (Jeremiah 14:1–2; Lamentations 5:10). Famine and war go together. A shortage of food will always drive up prices and force the government to ration what is available.

Holding A Pair of Scales – To eat bread by weight is a Jewish phrase indicating that food is scarce (Leviticus 26:26). A penny (denarius) a day…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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