The Running of the Bull
Lately I've been pondering and wondering why God created bulls. They're quite stubborn and strong, easily goring someone to death, and barely even noticing when they do it.
But, it puzzled me that Moses would bless the tribes of Joseph, comparing them to a young bull in the passage above. He says that they will gore distant nations, even to the ends of the earth! That's a pretty expansive victory. When we read Deuteronomy 33:17 in the Interlinear Bible, we find this:"His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh."
I can be a bull sometimes. That is intimidating and threatening to some people, but this passage of Scripture reminds me that bulls have their place, and that with God's guidance, the bull's horns can be used to accomplish great things for Him. We should never apologize for this.