Leviticus Week 8: “Feasting on Freedom”
Leviticus 11 contains something that can seem extremely odd and arbitrary to the modern reader. This chapter contains a list of dietary restrictions that God gave to the Israelite people. Why would God care what the Israelites ate or didn’t eat? Is God picky? Controlling? And what do ancient dietary laws have to do with us, today?
Pastor Brad shows that these “restrictions” were actually helpful, keeping the people from disease and distinguishing them from the other nations and religions around them. This odd list of dietary restrictions serves as a reminder that when we take God at His Word and trust he has our best interests at heart, we find that his limits to our “freedom” actually lead us into true freedom.