Wisdom From The Animals: Day 28
Audrey lived with us for fifteen years. She was an excellent hunter and quite proud of all of her kills. She liked to share them with us and would often leave them for us to discover on the mat at our back door.
“Of the animals that move about on the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard, the gecko, the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink and the chameleon.” Leviticus 11:29,30
Chapter 11 of Leviticus is an instruction on which foods were considered clean or unclean. Food was divided into these two categories perhaps for physical reasons to keep the people from becoming sick and/or for spiritual reasons to keep them from becoming spiritually unclean before God. Unclean foods were those that were unfit for eating. Also, if any of these animals crawled onto, fell onto or into, or died near the clean foods then all had to be thrown out and in some cases, the vessel as well.
I need to be mindful of the food that I put in my body. In order to serve God fully, my body needs to be properly rested and fed to perform to the best of its ability. I know when I eat too many sweets or too much junk food, I feel sluggish and out of sorts. I want to be able to give God my all and eating healthy is one of the ways I can serve Him better. And I agree with God on the above instruction, anything in the rodent/ lizard family needs to go!