O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1 Corinthians 9:8-10 (ESV)
8Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? 9For it is written in the Law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain." Is it for oxen that God is concerned? 10Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.
We know that the oxen in this passage is talking about real four legged animals. Yet, Paul states that it was not for the sake of the animal that this law was given. God is not concerned about the oxen (four footed animals that make great steaks.)
Genesis 8:1 (YLT)
1And God remembereth Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle which [are] with him in the ark, and God causeth a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subside,
Here it seems that God is concerned with the "cattle" (four footed animals that make great steaks) or could it be that God is really concerned about Gentiles? If you notice the entire Flood account the "cattle" are included as a separate entity along with Noah and "every living thing". God wanted to save them, specifically. Is it because he is concerned about four footed animals (and Paul is wrong) or is He concerned about Gentiles?