Dec 6, 2018
The Sabbatical Year and the Year of Jubilee. These two events on the Hebrew calendar are not exactly familiar to us. And it would be easy to assume that neither one of them has any application to our lives as modern Christians. But that assumption would be wrong. The truth is, like so many of the other commands given by God to the people of Israel, these two events provide us with some valuable lessons about dependence upon God. The Israelites were God’s chosen people and, as such, they were to look to Him for all their needs. He was not only their source for forgiveness from sin, He was the provider of all their needs. And yet, how easy it is to forget that God is our sole source of sustenance. So, these two recurring events were intended by God to remind the people of Israel that He was their provider and protector. He would meet all their needs. But they would have to learn to rest in and rely upon Him.