For those who ardently keep God's Laws, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15:1-2), the land Sabbath, and the subsequent Jubilee, with the cancelation of debts and freedom from indentured (slavery) servitude, are joyous blessings, but for those who ignore or reject these laws the Shemitah presents itself as a grave curse—a …
The land Sabbath is a type of the weekly Sabbath, wherein the land is given time to regenerate, and all debts (and grudges) are forgiven and slaves set free.
After seven cycles of sabbatical years, a total of 49 years, the fiftieth year was proclaimed a jubilee. The land was to rest from cultivation.
Inspired by a sandpile, physicists developed a computer model to simulated the critical juncture when a single grain of sand would cause an avalanche.
Deuteronomy is the heartbeat of the Old Testament and the constitution of Israel. It is a condensed form of the entire Bible, quoted 195 times in the New Testament.
A set of astronomical events like these will not occur for another 500 years. Consequently, this could be a significant year prophetically.
The Jubilee was designed to keep the family whole. The Jubilee provided guardrails to prevent them from obsessing about acquiring wealth.
The book of Deuteronomy is addressed to the Israel of God, a group of God's called out ones who have been convicted that the Law has not been done away.
When the lights in the heavens are darkened, it indicates that the time is up, and judgment is at hand. Something—such as a nation—is coming to an end.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the rich imagery of the holy days, reiterates that it is impossible to understand God's master plan unless one understands the symbolism and imagery of the Holy Days. Atonement has special uniqueness as a solemn day of affliction, fasting and rest, bringing about humility (or humbling) as a state of …
Deuteronomy could be considered the New Testament of the Old Testament, serving as a commentary on the Ten Commandments. It gives vision for critical times.
The Sabbath reminds us that God is Creator and that we were once in slavery to sin. The Sabbath is a time of blessing, deliverance, liberty, and redemption.
The Bible has much to say about the number fifty, such as counting 50 days to Pentecost, the measurements of the Tabernacle, and the 50 year Jubilee.
'Stare Decisis' is a principle that precedent should determine legal decision in making a case involving similar facts.
At the end of a seven year cycle, the seventh year on the Hebrew calendar, was the year of release when the Law was publicly and solemnly read.
We should reduce expenses today in order to be free tomorrow. Debt is designed to bring people under subjection; the debtor is always the servant.
God gave the Sabbath to His people so they can know Him intimately. Idolatry, scattering, and captivity are the natural consequences of Sabbath-breaking.
John Reid, reflecting on the derelict shadow population of the LA warehouse district, observes that amidst abundant wealth, pockets of poverty also co-exist. As modern Israel, we still suffer the consequences of ancient Israel's request to have a king like every other nation, and to adopt political and economic systems like …
Instead of repeating the same day over again, we must break the habits of things like gossip, promiscuity, pornography, sexual immorality, and drunkenness.