You may eat any clean bird. But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, and every raven in its kind, and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten. You may eat any clean bird. Deuteronomy 14:12-19
God wants His people to be distinctive, set apart, and holy. One way the children of Israel were distinctive is in what they ate. They were permitted to eat ‘clean’ birds, but not ‘unclean’ or dirty birds. God makes distinction within His creation. Its His prerogative to do so, since He is the creator. Often the distinctive God gives us is for our betterment.
God, am I set apart and living a distinctive life for you? Would others notice?
Today, may I walk in such a way that is holy and distinctive for You Lord. May it reflect that your truly are special in my life.