Deuteronomy Chapter 14
7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 Bible commentary...
The Israelites to distinguish themselves from other nations. (1-21) Respecting the application of tithes. (22-29)1-21 Moses tells the people of Israel how God had given them three distinguishing privileges, which were their honour, and figures of those spiritual blessings in heavenly things, with which God has in Christ blessed us. Here is election; "The Lord hath chosen thee." He did not choose them because they were by their own acts a peculiar people to him above other nations, but he chose them that they might be so by his grace; and thus were believers chosen, #Eph 1:4|. Here is adoption; "Ye are the children of the Lord your God;" not because God needed children, but because they were orphans, and needed a father. Every spiritual Israelite is indeed a child of God, a partaker of his nature and favour. Here is sanctification; "Thou art a holy people." God's people are required to be holy, and if they are holy, they are indebted to the grace God which makes them so. Those whom God chooses to be his children, he will form to be a holy people, and zealous of good works. They must be careful to avoid every thing which might disgrace their profession, in the sight of those who watch for their halting. Our heavenly Father forbids nothing but for our welfare. Do thyself no harm; do not ruin thy health, thy reputation, thy domestic comforts, thy peace of mind. Especially do not murder thy soul. Do not be the vile slave of thy appetites and passions. Do not render all around thee miserable, and thyself wretched; but aim at that which is most excellent and useful. The laws which regarded many sorts of flesh as unclean, were to keep them from mingling with their idolatrous neighbours. It is plain in the gospel, that these laws are now done away. But let us ask our own hearts, Are we of the children of the Lord our God? Are we separate from the ungodly world, in being set apart to God's glory, the purchase of Christ's blood? Are we subjects of the work of the Holy Ghost? Lord, teach us from these precepts how pure and holy all thy people ought to live!
22-29 A second portion from the produce of their land was required. The whole appointment evidently was against the covetousness, distrust, and selfishness of the human heart. It promoted friendliness, liberality, and cheerfulness, and raised a fund for the relief of the poor. They were taught that their worldly portion was most comfortably enjoyed, when shared with their brethren who were in want. If we thus serve God, and do good with what we have, it is promised that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land. The blessing of God is all to our outward prosperity; and without that blessing, the work of our hands will bring nothing to pass. The blessing descends upon the working hand. Expect not that God should bless thee in thy idleness and love of ease. And it descends upon the giving hand. He who thus scatters, certainly increases; and to be free and generous in the support of religion, and any good work, is the surest and safest way of thriving.
Evalena Latham's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 9/07/2014, 1:44pm...
In Christ we live and breathe and have our being. He indwells us and keeps us from yeilding to temptations. As we meditate on his word day and night, we grow in Grace and find ourselves constanting resisting temptations for we are led by his Spirit. We can live wonderful lives resisting sins of the flesh as we abide in Him for without Him we can do nothing to please Him. There is no greater life than JESUS CHRIST.
Juanita's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment about verse 6 on 8/12/2014, 9:53pm...
Please explain .which animal specifically
Aneesa for allah's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 6/26/2014, 6:29am...
Pork is clearly forbidden in the bible,,yet christians do eat pig!!!!which bible do you guys follow?????
John Roberts's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 5/04/2014, 11:07pm...
Deuteronomy 14 11 12 Of all clean birds ye shall eat. But these are they of which ye shall not eat the eagle, and the ossifrage deer eagle , and the ospray sea eagle , Deuteronomy 14 13 20 And the glede vulture family , and the kite falcon , and the vulture after his kind, And every raven gold black raven after his kind, And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow seagull , and the hawk after his kind, The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant pelican family , And the stork, and the heron parrot after her kind, and the lapwing grouse , and the bat. And every creeping thing termites , that flieth that swarms is great numbers is unclean unto you they shall not be eaten. But of all clean fowls duck, goose, chicken, partridge, pheasant, prairie chicken, quail, turkey ye may eat. The rule of thumb is not to eat of any scavengers, whether it is a fish, bird or animal. Scavengers are filters, placed here by Almighty God to filter out uncleanness from the earth and to cut down on diseases and to protect His children that He considers precious. To break these health and food laws are sins against your health and not against eternal soul.
Fred's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment about verse 2 on 5/04/2014, 7:07am...
A peculiar people A People that are special to GOD, Holy and accepted by God. Because of who Jesus Christmas is,and because of what He did.
Pam's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 4/03/2014, 6:49pm...
yes this passages applies to us. as we need to consider the 7th year of release and consider giving pardon , making ppl free, helping them. I also think about the slavery issue in our country years back, and how sinful it was for the Christians not to show such kindness on the ppl and where the slaves should have been released and helped in gaining independence.
Nick Curran's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment about verse 26 on 3/11/2014, 5:35am...
Sorry Angel but strong drink does NOT equate to sweet drink but alcohol Fact is people often use the term strong drink to discourage alcohol use The term strong drink is used in Leviticus 10 9 and Proverbs 20 in relation to alcohol Some drafts of that verse use the term fermentation which is the technical definition for the process by which liquids become alcoholic Alcohol like food can be used in moderation The bible warns us against gluttony but no one is going to say that you can t eat The scriptures warn us against sexual immorality but 1 Corinthians 7 verse 2 tells people to have spouses IOT avoid sexual immorality ie to have sex with your spouse instead of doing so outside of marriage Look there s no way you can avoid temptation we re all sinners the question is how are you going to respond By attempting to be the super abstinent Christian you re going to find yourself NOT enjoying your walk with the Lord nor celebrating life which is what Deuteronomy 14 verse 26 is telling you to do By not enjoying your walk with the Lord you re setting yourself up to fail big time That is the condition under which you re most vulnerable and where sin and temptation win out
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