Year of Jubilee
Leviticus 24-25





Year of Jubilee, Leviticus 24-25. Though it is not tied in to a certain number of years, we will have our full redemption completed when we go to be with the Lord. What a day of celebration that will be!




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8 “You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. 12 For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.

13 “In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property. 14 And if you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another. 15 You shall pay your neighbor according to the number of years after the jubilee, and he shall sell to you according to the number of years for crops. 16 If the years are many, you shall increase the price, and if the years are few, you shall reduce the price, for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you. 17 You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 25:8-17, English Standard Version





Year of Jubilee
Leviticus 24-25



Every 50 years was proclaimed a year of Jubilee, meaning that all debts were cancelled.



I have been told that our modern bankruptcy laws are modeled after this system; if a person finds themselves hopelessly in debt, there is a means to get a fresh start.



In Israel, the year of Jubilee not only cancelled debts, but also required that property be returned to the person who sold it, and fellow Israelite slaves were to be set free.



In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property. 14 And if you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another. 15 You shall pay your neighbor according to the number of years after the jubilee, and he shall sell to you according to the number of years for crops. 16 If the years are many, you shall increase the price, and if the years are few, you shall reduce the price, for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you.



Every seven years, as well as the Jubilee year, no crops were to be sowed or harvested because the land was given a year of rest. God promised that in the sixth year He would give them a harvest large enough to last for two years.



I always like to look at the big picture. What is our Jubilee? Though it is not tied in to a certain number of years, we will have our full redemption completed when we go to be with the Lord. Often fiction deals with stories of those who have immortality, but would you really want immortality in this world encased with sin?



The Christian is immortal! Instead of immortality in this world, though, we will have it in the new heavens and the new earth. What a wondrous day of celebration that will be when we reach the courts of heaven!



Praise God from whom all blessing flow!







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