Day 181 - Leviticus, 25

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The children of Israel weren't in their promised land yet, but God's thoughts were of it. It was being held by God, for God's people. Read Heb. 4:1-111Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. (Hebrews 4:1‑11). Israel entered their land of rest, but they spoiled it. Christ has given us a rest which can never be spoiled.
V. 1-7 Every seventh year, they were to let the land rest.
V. 8-17 Every fifty years, all the land was to be given back to its original owners. How kind of God! The land wouldn't get into the hands of a few rich people.
V. 25-55 Even people who became poor, and had to become a hired servant to another, were all set free on the year of jubilee. The Lord Jesus has set us free. We were slaves to sin, but He has paid the price of our redemption. The Lord owned the land. He only loaned it to His people. All would go back to Him in the end. (The truth of God has been loaned to us to enjoy. Good it is when we take care of it!)