Wu Siu Yan
13 Sept 2002
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."
LORD taught us about this on
[Leviticus 11], in short, it is as follows,
Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud.
Cow, sheep, deer, reindeer, ...UNCLEAN
All that does not part the hoof, or is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud.
Pig, dog, cat, camel, tiger, lion, bear, ....
SEA-FOOD or RIVER-FOODCLEAN
Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers.
All fish with fins and scales.UNCLEAN
All that does not have fin, or does not have scale.
Shrimp, lobster, oyster, crab, mollusc , ...
Eagle, ossifrage, osprey, kite, falcon, raven, ostrich, nighthawk, sea-gull, hawk, owl, cormorant, ibis, water-hen, pelican, vulture, stork, heron, hoopoe, bat.CLEAN
All that are not in the above list.
Chicken, duck, goose, pigeon, small birds, ...
Locust, grasshopper, grass-cricket.UNCLEAN
All winged insects that go upon all fours. That is to say, all winged-insects, except "locust, grasshopper, grass-cricket" are unclean, and should not be eaten.
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.
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
"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.
LACK OF FAITH IS ALSO A SOURCE OF STRESS, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT FIND COMFORT FROM LORD.
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, ....
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.