Week 8  Day 1

Holiness is everyday business
      evidenced by the decisions
      we make every hour and minute
            what to see
                         hear
                         do
                         say
                         react to
            and fill our minds with

Holiness is separating from sin
      and uniting to God.
 

                                          CLEAN VS. UNCLEAN 
             The call to holiness starts with what you eat.
                                                Leviticus 11

    2"These are the animals which you may eat:  3Whatever
divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the
cud--that you may eat.  4Nevertheless these you shall not
eat:  the camel; 5the rock hyrax; 6the hare;7and the swine,
though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does
not chew the cud, is unclean to you, 8and their carcasses
you shall not touch.  They are unclean to you.
    9"These you may eat of all that are in the water:
whatever has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the
rivers.  10But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have
fins and scales, any living thing which is in the water, they
are an abomination to you.
    13"These shall not be eaten:  the eagle, the vulture, the
buzzard, 14the kite, and the falcon after its kind; 15every
raven after its kind, 16the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the
sea gull, and the hawk after its kind; 17the little owl, the
fisher owl, and the screech owl; 18the white owl, the
jackdaw, 19the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe,
and the bat.
    20"All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an
abomination to you.  21Yet these which have jointed legs
and 
leap you may eat: 22 the locust, cricket, and
grasshopper.

    29"These also shall be unclean:  the mole, the mouse, and
the large lizard after its kind; 30the gecko, monitor lizard,
sand reptile, sand lizard, and chameleon.  31Whoever touches
them when they are dead shall be unclean until evening.
32Anything on which any of them falls, when they are dead
shall be unclean.  33Any earthen vessel into which any of
them
falls you shall break; and whatever is in it shall be
unclean.

    39"If any animal which you may eat dies, he who touches
its carcass shall be unclean until evening.  40He who eats of
its
carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
    44"I am the Lord your God.  You shall therefore consecrate
yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy.  Neither shall
you defile yourselves with any thing that creeps on the earth.
45For I am the Lord who brings you up out of the land of Egypt,
to be your God.  You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
    46"This is the law of the animals and birds and every living
creature, 47to distinguish between the unclean, and clean, and
between the animal that may be eaten and may not be eaten."
                              This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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