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7:58 AM   [25 Jul 2010 | Sunday]

Simple Thoughts On Promises- 319

You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?" I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. (Leviticus 25:20, 21)

The faithfulness of God is revealed in this promise from him to the Israelites. The Lord had earlier given this command to the Israelites through Moses:
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you - for yourself, your manservant and maidservant, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you, 
While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in. (Leviticus 25:2-6)

The seventh year was to be a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. The Israelites perhaps asked this question among themselves, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?" It would have been a natural question so as to say, nothing unusual. Something like, if the Lord told you not to work for a year, when you have been living on your hard earned wages all through the past several years. "What will we eat if we don't work?"

Perhaps the Lord heard them asking the question and he spoke to them, assuring them that he was a just God when he asked them to keep his decrees. He said,
You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?" I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.

Now, you can't beat the Almighty when it comes to "giving". As someone said, "You can't out give God."

"A blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years." Isn't that wonderful....And God also promised,
While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in. (Leviticus 25:22)

No doubt, all this is from the Old Testament. But remember, God has not changed. He loves you. He asks for obedience even today. He will surely bless you if you obey him without questioning. Praise the Lord.

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