Deuteronomy 14

“And the Levite … and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled” (v29).  The Mosaic Law covered every aspect of the Israelites’ lives, from what they ate to where they lived and worshipped and how they spent their profits.  They were “a people holy to the Lord … his treasured possession” (v2), and this was evident in every detail, especially how they cared for the Levites (temple workers), the foreigners, and the poor.

“You are the sons of the Lord your God” (v1).  Like the Israelites, our identity is based on God’s generous love and grace, and we glorify Him by imitating His ways.