Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leviticus: Chapter 25

The Lord is the owner of all--man and land!  Praise God He is so worthy of our faith and trust.  I believe I have read in the past that these commands for sabbatical years and the year of jubilee were never fully implemented.  Certainly the 70 year captivity of Israel related to Israel's failure to give the land a rest.  God cares about us entering His rest; He cares about a balance of wealth, and He cares about stewardship of the land.  We will be refreshed, all needs met and the earth cared for if we honor God by heeding His instructions.  McGee does indeed point out that these commands were for agricultural Israel--and do not directly transfer to 21st century America.  However, the principles transfer:  we are His tenants!  He is worthy of our trust and obedience!

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