These two chapter contain laws concerning:
(a) Funeral practices (14:1, 2);
(b) Clean and unclean foods (14:3-21); (c) tithing (14:22-29);
(d) The seventh year or year of release (15:1-18);
(e) First-ling male of the herd or flock (15:19-23).
- The principle underlying the laws of chapter 14 is that Christians are to behave differently from the world. What do we learn here concerning the Christian’s attitude:
(a) To death and bereavement (verses 1, 2; cf. 1 Thess. 4:13);
(b) To food and bodily indulgence (verse 3-21; cf. 1 Cor. 6:12, 13; 10:23, 31);
(c) To money and possessions (verses 22-28; cf. 1 Cor. 16:2)?
- What do the laws of Christians’ duty of putting the need of their fellow Christians before their own rights (cf. Matt. 5:38-42); © equality in the church of God (cf. Acts 2:44; 4:34; 2 Cor. 8:14)?
Note: 14:1b. A reference to heathen mourning practice, signifying excessive grief.