Leviticus has numerous laws regarding what’s clean and what’s unclean. Verse 25 of chapter 20 says, “You shall separate the clean beast from the unclean, and the unclean bird from the clean…”

I don’t know about you, but sometimes the laws of Leviticus regarding clean and unclean wear me out. The laws remind me of my father’s rules regarding the “clean plate club” when I was a kid at the dinner table. His laws, in the biblical vernacular, would sound something like this: For we judge between the plate that is unclean and the plate that is clean, saying first, if the plate is clean, then you shall have dessert. But of the unclean plate, the laws are these: If you have eaten most of your meat, and two bites of your peas with each bite consisting of not less than three peas each, or in total six peas, eaten where I can see, and you have also eaten enough of your potatoes to fill two forks, both forkfuls eaten where I can see, then you shall have dessert. But if you eat a lesser number of peas, and yet you eat the potatoes, still you shall not have dessert; and if you eat the peas, yet leave the potatoes uneaten, you shall not have dessert, no, not even a small portion thereof.

And if you try to deceive by moving the potatoes or peas around with a fork, that it may appear you have eaten what you have not, you will fall into iniquity. And I will know, and you shall have no dessert.

Jesus fulfilled the law! Praise his holy Name!