But I Love Grapes…

Numbers 6:4, “All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, not even the seeds or the skins.” ESV

Wow!

I love grapes for their anti-inflammatory properties and could never take a Nazarite vow!

“The word ‘Nazarite’ (not to be confused with ‘Nazarene’) means ‘separated’ and in this context refers to one who is specifically ‘holy to the Lord’ (v. 8). By the terms of the vow, men or women could voluntarily separate themselves unto the Lord for a specific period of time, even for life. The person did not become a hermit; however, separating himself from society. Samson (Judges 13:5) and Samuel (1 Samuel 1:11, 28) are two of the Nazarites mentioned in the Bible. John the Baptist may have been another (Luke 1:15), and the apostle Paul may have taken a Nazarite vow (Acts 21:23-26).” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes