Yesterday, I’ve read Leviticus 7 and it’s about offerings.
I was just so surprised that in this chapter, God has forbidden us to eat fat—fat from livestock or cattle or whatever (verse 22-25). It’s just so funny because that’s a feel-good-food for me, especially when it’s grilled or fried. Can you imagine it? Mouth-watering, right?
So why does God prohibit us from eating it? Is it because it’s unhealthy for us? Actually, when you read Leviticus 1 to 7, you will realize that God loves fat. The people during Moses’ days offer fat to God by burning it and God likes the “soothing aroma” (if you’re reading NASB, you’ll encounter that a lot) of these fats and meaty smell. I don’t actually know the answer to my why question but maybe, the reason why I love fatty foods is because my Father loves it. There is a saying that goes like this “like father, like child.”
Okay, our bodies are weak and we are prone to heart diseases—high blood pressuse, heart attack, etc. So, I guess, the reason why He doesn’t allow us to eat that is because it’s unhealthy. So now, I don’t know what to do… I love fatty foods (but it doesn’t show because I’m not fat—just right and… I’m not eating it always).
Am I still gonna eat it or what? My mom said it’s okay to eat fat because according Jesus in Matthew 15:11, “It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”
So, I can still eat barbeque and other meats with fat. Cool.