(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...
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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.ReplyDelete
That is interesting. If you were of a mind, you could make an entire sermon out of that detail.ReplyDelete
Grace and peace.