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Evolved Body

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

We have come a long way since the law was given. Man has evolved beyond the demands of the Mosaic law.

Leviticus 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

This is the best known of the unclean animals of Leviticus. Some religions still adhere to abstaining from eating pork. I live in BBQ country and have no such objection. There are many unclean issues given in the bible and they are not all about food.

Scientifically we have discovered that all these instructions were meant to keep us safe and healthy. We have gained in knowledge and there is no need for us to abide by these commands, we have evolved. The intent of the law to keep us safe and healthy is no longer required. We are bigger, faster, and stronger than ever. Just look at our pro athletes.

God provided for our safety when we were ignorant of the dangers surrounding health. Not all His command were given for health reasons. I can see picking and choosing which health commands to ignore. Others pick and choose what commands to ignore because they are no longer desired. This is a mistake, but it happens. Give people the liberty to say “all things are lawful” and they soon ignore what is and is not expedient. Paul’s reference to that in 1 Corinthians 6 was in relationship to the goal, the end game.

Godly wisdom is required to make those distinctions.


Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

Matthew 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Things change, God does a new thing in the New Testament. We have changed, evolved, if you will allow me to use that word in this way. This week we will discuss how man has evolved and to what end.

Ever play Pictionary? You are given a word and you draw clues for that word. Sometimes you can draw a picture everyone can understand. Sometimes you don’t. This week I am going to do just the opposite. I will use words to try and describe what the Lord has shown me.

I see things in the scriptures that I can relate to in my life. The technical term would be to appropriate, to take to myself. How you relate to scriptures or appropriate will be determined by you spiritual eyes and ears. What God shows you should relate to your experience, your need. Those will be different from mine. So if you do not see what I see, do not get frustrated.

We grow in the Lord. What we do not see today, we may see tomorrow. What we hear today may not take on meaning until later. If it doesn’t, that is OK too. What is important is that you are looking and listening for the Lord, not me. If my words can paint a picture for you, praise the Lord.

Ready? Come back tomorrow and let’s get evolved.