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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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Leviticus 11:4-6 (c) The act of chewing the cud is probably a method of describing a good conversation such as should characterize true Christians. A true Christian will talk right (chewing the cud), and will walk right (dividing the hoof). Those animals that did both of these were called clean animals, and could be eaten. (See Deuteronomy 14:6-8).

Chewing the cud and dividing the hoof go together in the Scriptures. Both of these must characterize the animal that GOD calls "clean," and which might be eaten by the people.

Chewing the cud refers to meditating on the Scriptures, and talking about the things of GOD and the things that are pleasing in GOD's sight. It refers to godly meditations as in Psalm 1:2; Psalm 63:6; Psalm 143:5; 1 Timothy 4:15. GOD told Joshua to meditate on the Word of GOD.

Joshua 1:8. The right talk, however, must be accompanied by the right walk. Enoch walked with GOD. Demas walked with the world. GOD calls on us to separate the precious from the vile.

Jeremiah 15:19. We are to live a separated life as in2Co 6:17. If we walk with the Lord, and talk about the things of GOD, then we are "clean" Christians, and acceptable in GOD's sight.

Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Cud'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wdt/​c/cud.html. 1957.
 
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