Biblically clean eating.
By: Sisters in Christ
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”
With the help of God, we would like to share what God helped us to learn about Biblically Clean eating.
Biblically clean eating is eating following Scripture’s instructions. Deuteronomy 28:2 says that if we are obedient to these instructions we are blessed! Many people switch to a Biblically clean diet and see improvements in their health.
Regardless of if you’re trying to get healthier, there are blessings to be had in this process. Let’s delve into more of the particulars of how you can follow the Creator’s instructions for our meals.
Eating only the foods that Scripture permits. These include vegetables, greens, herbs, berries, fruits, grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, honey, eggs, dairy products, and certain meats (beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, venison, and goat, among others), fish, and poultry.
Personally, I want my food choices to reflect all the teachings of Scripture.
Not just the dietary commands, but also nourishing our bodies as temples for the Holy Spirit, and being good stewards of the land.
What we do NOT eat on a Biblically clean diet:
Pork, rabbit, shellfish, and fish without scales are the main animals we need to watch out for in the modern Western diet. Many other animals are forbidden including alligators, raccoons, horses, tigers, seagulls, bats, owls, and most insects. See Leviticus 11 for the full list, or take a look at this helpful infographic on clean and unclean animals. It’s also important to not eat blood, even the blood of clean animals.
Besides specific animals that are unclean, we have a few other instructions in Scripture to look at.
–We are not to cook an animal in the milk of its mother.
-During the Feast of Passover, each year we are instructed to not eat leaven or even have it in our homes.
What do you eat on a Biblically clean lifestyle?
You have so many choices!
I think ideally we would all eat well enough that we can feel our best and treat our bodies as the Holy Spirit’s temple. The process of learning to eat well does not happen all at once. Focus on eating only food permitted by Scripture, and once you have that down pray and see what else the Creator is calling you to in terms of food.
Many teach that Jesus
“made all foods clean,”
but did He?
I hope this message can encourage you in your own journey.