Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Opus 2012-143, Healthy Insights: Biblical Nutrition, Dairy Products

What I find interesting is the contrast between what we hear is healthy and what the Bible seems to say about things we consume.  What got me going on this was a verse I read today during my personal worship time.
(Proverbs 27:27 KJV)  And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
This tells me that milk is an acceptable food.  You can make a case that it is just referring to goats milk but I think that is more cultural than spiritual.  Cows are high maintenance.  Goats can live almost anywhere so they were more readily available.

Dairy products as a whole are accepted.  We have the history of David when he was fleeing from Absolom.  At one point friends sent him supplies.
(2 Samuel 17:28-29 KJV)  Brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.
So in a general sense the products of milk were acceptable food.  Of course if you are lactose intolerant you are an exception, not the rule. 

What other foods are given good press by the Bible?

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. I've read that most lactose intolerant people have little or no trouble with REAL milk, just the pasturized, HOMOGENIZED non-food they sell in the store and CALL milk.

  2. That is interesting. If you were of a mind, you could make an entire sermon out of that detail.

    Grace and peace.


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