We need to be able to distinguish right from wrong when following God. As we have learned so far in Leviticus, “to be holy” means to be set apart, reserved for God’s use in the world. We will need to separate from the surrounding culture at certain points of lifestyle to obey God. One of the ways that God kept his people separate from the nations in the Old Testament was through a particular diet. This daily habit formed in them the ability to distinguish between themselves and the nations around them. The dietary laws do not apply in the same way in the New Covenant (Acts 10), yet they have much to teach us today about the care of our bodies and obeying God in the ordinary everyday patterns of life.