The Lord commanded His people to not eat certain types of animals. This was before Christ came and when the laws of Moses were in effect. Those animals are listed below. “And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” (Leviticus 11:1-7) This is the reason why the Jews don’t eat pork and other types of meat.
As for Christians in the new covenant, we are now told by God that what He blesses to not call unclean any longer, which includes pigs and other animals. We know this from Peter’s vision, which reads, “and he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.” (Acts 10:10-16) Therefore, let us not judge anyone by the types of meat they eat. As people sincerely pray over their food, God also blesses it. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will look to You in faith. Not only in their belief, but know what the Bible says, and also obey it. I am so happy to have both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. After studying the New Testament so many times now, the Old Testament makes that much more sense. It would be so easy to get caught up in obeying the different laws of Moses if You had not come, Jesus, and fulfilled these laws. You are so good to us God in paying the payment for our sins that we could never do on our own. Lord, I am so happy that I don’t have to sacrifice an animal, in order to be forgiven of my sins. These burnt offerings were necessary for a time, but that was until You came as the Lamb of God. You are my King and the Savior of the world. I am so blessed to have You in my life and to be set free from the grips of the enemy. For many years, I was so lost after following people and religion, instead of You. Thank You for showing me the right way. Now when I pray, I know that You hear me and also bless me and my food. I love You, Lord. Amen.