Friends in Christ, In Leviticus 25 were Dear sad about the Lord direction regarding the Sabbath of the Seventh Year and the Year of Jubilee. These interesting laws enabled the Israelites to not only manage the land and their possessions but these laws created an awareness of honoring and worshiping the Lord. The Sabbath of the Seventh Year€¯ reminded the Israelites that the land belonged to God and they lived there by His grace and under His direction. God promised to bless them if they followed His direction. The laws were aimed at restoring social order; for, unchecked, the rich got richer and the poor poorer. Without this scheme there was little chance of escaping poverty. Here the people and the land rested even years.
The Year of Jubilee €¯ was the 50 th year or the seventh Sabbath of the Seventh Year. This year saw the return to their land and ossessions. There was to be no oppression but honesty dealing with your neighbor. What an awesome way to praise the Lord for His bounty and remember the Lord in worship as well as life. You are invited to start your New Year with the Lord in mind and your heart going out to all God people. May the Lord bless you with a New Year filled with His presence and love. alive in Christ, Pastor Jack