Today I was reading Deutronomy and came to a breath-taking verse. God led Israel out of centuries of slavery in Egypt, and bore with them all the way through the desert for 40 years. Now just when they were to cross the Jordan River to claim their long-promised land, God declared, among other things, “You shall not cook a baby goat in its mother’s milk.”
It’s just so simple and yet unspeakable.
I found that any justification or even any explanation to this would just immediately offend basic humanity. God Himself must have also found it very offensive.
I wonder what kind of God this is, who would care even for the dignity of a dying baby goat.