Dietary Restrictions for Israel

By Don Ruhl

Deuteronomy 14.6–21 listed primarily the animals that Israel could not eat, with a few mentions of what they could eat. God had His reasons for what He restricted Israel from eating, but the main one was listed in verse 21, “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God.”

For Christians the Lord has lifted those restrictions, but He has also taught us that we need to be careful.

Some people’s conscience does not allow them to eat certain things and we have to be considerate of them and not offer that food to them. Why? Because Christians are also a holy people to the Lord our God and even as He considers us, so we should consider others.

Deceptions

By Don Ruhl

During the days surrounding the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and its temple, Jesus announced a potential problem for Christians, warning, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Mark 13.22).

Friends, that still happens today. Be sure to check everything you hear from everyone with the Scriptures.