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Monday, March 2, 2009

His Commandments are Not Burdensome

"This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood."
~ Leviticus 3:17 (NIV)

"Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat."
~ Deuteronomy 12:23 (NKJV)

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
~ 1 John 5:3 (NKJV)

Some thirty-four hundred years have passed since Moses gave the Israelites God's law, including the command to ingest neither blood nor fat. The warning to not take in blood is one of only four Old Testament directives called a necessity for New Covenant believers.

In the 21st century we know an animal's blood and fat contain disease and contaminants humans do best to pass over. God knew the hazards and protected His people with His prohibition. He wasn't handing down thou-shalt-not's just to throw His weight around.

We belong to a God who wants to bless us at every turn and asks our cooperation. For everything we sacrifice God will return a far richer reward. If we believe that He loves us and love Him in return, we will find His commandments are not burdensome.

Lord YHWH, You are only good. Your every commandment is good. ALL you ask of us is good. Please open the eyes of our hearts to see Your will as for our benefit even when we don't understand it.

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  1. Thank You for being so awesome God, I love You.

  2. Amen and Amen! I'm reading this in my One Year Bible. I must say after years of eating sushi and was very ill until I did a parasite cleanse. I learned the hard way, the Lord knows best!

  3. Although the modern prohibition for Christians does not extend to shellfish, Jews of course still observe it.

    Shellfish, loaded with cholesterol and being bottom feeders, are among the least healthy of seafood.


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