Dietary Restrictions for Israel

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.

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