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Discovery Magazine 6/1/2014

Digger Doug: Fuel for the Fire

by  Digger Doug

Dear reader,

In Bible times, people did not have large kitchens with electric ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators to help prepare and store food. Also, people often had a hard time finding wood for fires. Wood could be expensive, and many poor people couldn’t afford to buy it.  Often times, they had to use whatever they had access to as fuel for their cooking fires. One of the easiest things that people could find was dried dung. That may sound kind of gross, but people in Bible times had to use what they could to survive. [In Ezekiel, 4:9-15, God once told Ezekiel to use dung to cook with.] It truly is amazing how God created the world so that even the things that we don’t think are very pleasant, like dung, can serve a valuable purpose in helping His people survive and serve Him.

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