So Why Would a Nomad “Build a House” and Settle Down?

The Voice of Elijah®, October 1997

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All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one {flesh} of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.
(1 Corinthians 15:39)

Where do you suppose Paul got that information? He got it from what Moses wrote about “every flesh.” You can find a major part of what Moses has to say about such things in Leviticus 11. But don’t expect to understand everything you read there. Moses intentionally stated the Truth concerning “every flesh” cryptically because God does not readily suffer fools. Yet if you know anything at all about Leviticus 11, you already know that it makes a clear distinction between which kinds of “flesh” may be eaten and which may not be eaten. Therefore, since God also addressed the topic of eating flesh in what He said to Noah, it would not be a wise move on your part to reject the translation “every flesh.” You never know what little bit of pertinent information you might thereby leave concealed.

For the benefit of those of you who were not aware that God has made a distinction between the four different categories of flesh that Paul mentions in his letter to the Corinthians, let me remind you that there are also two different kinds of flesh within each of those categories. That is, there is both clean and unclean flesh among birds, fish, animals, insects, and, yes, even mankind. That is what Jesus was talking about when He washed Peter’s feet as a parabolic pantomime:

Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all {of you.}” For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, “Not all of you are clean.”
(John 13:10–11)

If you have difficulty accepting the notion that God considers some folks clean and others unclean, I’m not surprised.

“So Why Would a Nomad ‘Build a House’ and Settle Down?” The Voice of Elijah®, October 1997, p. 2

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Pages 20
Author Larry Dee Harper
Language English

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