Polar bears are beautiful white creatures that live in the Arctic Circle. They are majestic beings of God’s creation. Their diet mostly consists of seals, (or perhaps an occasional walrus or whale). But, there are times when the adult male bears will kill and eat their own cubs. It’s barbaric and we prefer not to even think about it.
Sadly, this is what happens in many families. Members of the same household bite and devour one another with their harmful words and their sinful actions. Paul speaks of this taking place in the church, “if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another” (Galatians 5:15).
These things ought not to be. Surely, this is evidence that we live in a fallen world.