Numbers 6: The Nazarite Vow

People are allowed to take a vow of abstinence known as an Nazarite vow, where they vow to abstain from drink and dirty things during a set period of time. They are not allowed to cut their hair or touch dead things even if it is a family member during this time. When they are done, they are considered holy to the lord. After the vow is complete, you shave your head and bring birds to the priest as well as a lamb, some unleavened bread, flour, oil and a meat and drink offering.  The hair from the head shaving is to be burned as a peace offering.

In other words:

Vows of abstinence are allowed as a way to bring you closer to God.

Favorite bit:

Accommodations are made if a family member dies.

Moral Lesson Learned:

Deprive yourself of the finer things in life now and again. It’s good for you. (Numbers 6)