Wu Siu Yan
13 Sept 2002

Drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean

Before Samson was born, an angel appeared to his mother and told her what she should do,

And the angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, "Behold, you are barren and have no children; but you shall conceive and bear a son. Therefore beware, and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for lo, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to GOD from birth; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines." [Judges 13:2-5]

What are "clean food" and what are "unclean food" ?

LORD taught us about this on [Leviticus 11], in short, it is as follows,

The above is only a summary, and you should check out all details in [Leviticus 11]. Also do not touch the carcass of unclean things, and if you touched them, you should take a bath before the sun goes down.

Care after giving birth

After giving birth to a male child, woman should rest 40 days, and for a female child, 80 days.

Please check out all details in [Leviticus 12].

Your Energy Intake must balance your Energy Consumption in the long run


"Stress" could destroy your health, "eat you up". But how does "Stress" arise ?

On most occasions, "stress" arises from your wrong goals. If you are after "success, money, fame, life-of-enemy, ... " and you could not achieve your goals, you will become stressful.

Christian should pursue after the "name of LORD", the "name of Jesus", righteousness and "TRUTH", and aim to walk humbly with LORD, holding fast love and humility, and bear the cross to follow Jesus every day.


If you do not believe in the power of LORD, then you would have to survive ALONE in this cruel world; on the other hand, if you believe that LORD exists everywhere, and is capable of helping you in all matters, provided you do what is right in His sight, and break not his Laws and Commandments, then you can pin your hope on LORD and your stress will not be as stressful as before.

Look at the birds, the fish, flowers, trees, the stars, ... you will perceive that LORD is all powerful, all wise, all merciful, all just, ....

LORD's promise to us was that if we keep His Laws and Commandments, he will bless us; but if we break His Laws and Commandments, he will curse us. This has been proved by history : Israel ceased to be a nation for nearly two thousand years; the Mayans of America have all perished today.

Your corrupted "software of Adam" is replaced by the "software of Jesus" by grace, but does it mean you don't have to keep the Ten Commandments ? Jesus told one who asked him about eternal life that he should keep the Commandments [Mt 19:16-19]. You were incapable of keeping the Laws/Commandments before you believe, when you had the "software of Adam", but you can keep the Laws/Commandments today, because you have the "software of Jesus". Moreover, you know that LORD is merciful, would not condemn the guiltless, would not be fault-finding, therefore keeping Laws/Commandments should not be a stressful thing.

Jesus : Come to me, all who labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. [Mt 11:28-30]

(*) On-line Bible
(*) Law of GOD and His Commandments
(*) Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
(*) Other Teachings of Jesus
(*) Hymn loved by Chinese
(*) [Home]