Leviticus 7:19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
God gave Moses wisdom beyond any science that would be known for centuries. Don’t eat things that have been contaminated by something dirty or filthy. If you eat something that was fresh but has been contaminated, it will harm you so destroy it instead.
This is the Bible, the Old Testament rule, for fives seconds. If it falls on the floor or gets dirty, you might say “five-second rule!” God told His people to not take that risk.
I love how God cared for His people in a way that we take for granted today. We now know that if the countertop is sufficiently cleaned after you prepare chicken that anything that touches that counter might be contaminated with salmonella. God told His people that same thing centuries before.
What a great God we serve! What a wonderful Book we have in the Word of God!
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