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Things Banned by Leviticus?

3:17 -You must never eat any fat or blood. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation, wherever you live.

Is this just animal fat or any lipids? I think we need to be clear here. Either way, no well-marbled steak for you!

5:1 – If you are called to testify about something you have seen or that you know about, it is sinful to refuse to testify, and you will be punished for your sin.

No pleading the Fifth. Not only can you not lie, you can’t keep quiet.

10:6 – Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not show grief by leaving your hair uncombed or by tearing your clothes. If you do, you will die, and the LORD’s anger will strike the whole community of Israel. However, the rest of the Israelites, your relatives, may mourn because of the LORD’s fiery destruction of Nadab and Abihu.

Losing a loved one is no excuse for letting your personal grooming slide. Comb your hair!

11:9-10 – Of all the marine animals, these are ones you may use for food. You may eat anything from the water if it has both fins and scales, whether taken from salt water or from streams.

But you must never eat animals from the sea or from rivers that do not have both fins and scales. They are detestable to you. This applies both to little creatures that live in shallow water and to all creatures that live in deep water.

No shrimp, clams, lobsters, or crabs.

19:13 – Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day to receive their pay.

Payday, every day!

19:15 – Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.

If this is true, Hell should be full of politicians. Just knowing that should make you want to avoid it.

19:16 – Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people.

So, true gossip would be okay?

19:19 – You must obey all my decrees. “Do not mate two different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two different kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven from two different kinds of thread.

Poly-cotton blends are the work of the devil.

19:23 – When you enter the land and plant fruit trees, leave the fruit unharvested for the first three years and consider it forbidden. Do not eat it.

So I can eat the fruit in the fourth year?

19:24 – In the fourth year the entire crop must be consecrated to the LORD as a celebration of praise.

Damn. I mean, darn.

19:27 – Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards.

Wait, not trimming the hair on your temples will ban mullets right? Okay!

19:31 – Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead.

This is good advice because there’s no such thing as ghosts! Mediums are scammers who are just taking advantage of grieving people.

19:32 – Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged.

This used to just be good manners. Young people stood up to show respect for older people, gentlemen stood to show respect for ladies. Now you’re lucky if other people look up from their phone when they talk to you. (I love smartphones, but can’t stand rude people.)

25:23 – The land must never be sold on a permanent basis, for the land belongs to me. You are only foreigners and tenant farmers working for me.

For not being able to own land, mankind has fought a lot of wars over it.

Seven Deadly Sins?

1. Pride – Unrestrained self admiration.
2. Greed – Avarice, a desire for material possessions.
3. Lust – Uncontrolled desire.
4. Anger (Wrath) – Rage and hatred.
5. Gluttony – Uncontrolled consumption and wastefulness.
6. Envy – Jealousy of others possessions or status.
7. Sloth – Physical and spiritual laziness.

They are also called Cardinal Sins or Capital Vices. They are believed to be the root of all other sins.

Each sin has a virtue that is its opposite:
Envy/Brotherly Love

Proverbs 6:16-19King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.