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REMEMBERING WITH JOY

We’ve been in the book of Leviticus for the past few weeks:
Genesis - the book of beginnings - MAN RUINED
Exodus - the book of Redemption - MAN REDEEMED
Leviticus - the book of atonement & holy walk - MAN CLEANSED, WORSHIPPING & SERVING
Get right with God - keep right with God
The book of holiness - God says to the redeemed to be holy because I’m holy.
Leviticus 1:5 ESV
Then he shall kill the bull before the Lord, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and throw the blood against the sides of the altar that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Lev 1:
Leviticus 25:1–4 ESV
The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.
Our lesson today is REMEMBERING WITH JOY. Our principle objective today is to leave here today realizing it is the Lord’s desire that we rejoice in his possession and provision.
Our lesson today is REMEMBERING WITH JOY. Our principle objective today is to leave here today realizing it is the Lord’s desire that we rejoice in his possession and provision.
to make this applicable to our lives we have to REMEMBER daily that Christ has freed us from bondage and servitude to this world.
IN OUR TEXT BEGINNING AT,
Leviticus 25:1–4 ESV
The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.
INTRODUCING THE LESSON:
The YEAR OF JUBILEE reminded Israel that the land God had given them really belonged to God. Our jobs, our households, education, and abilities…EVERYTHING WE USE AND POSSESS…belongs to God.
Leviticus 25:23 ESV
“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me.
Psalm 24:1 ESV
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
Acts 17:28 ESV
for “ ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “ ‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
SABBATH YEAR - Also known as the sabbatical year.
A YEAR OF REST UNTO THE LAND - IT WAS TO BE DONE EVERY 7 YEARS
CYCLE OF 7 CONSISTED OF: 6 YEARS WORKING and 1 year of rest - 7…NUMBER OF COMPLETION.
The children Israel were going into the promised land…Caanan. God was requiring that they work 6 years sowing and tilling the land, and enjoying its harvest. BUT IN THE 7TH year....he required that they give the LAND REST.
The children of Israel went from sabbath days to sabbath years.
BASED ON THE SABBATH DAY CYCLE ESTABLISHED AT CREATION, THE LORD WANTED THEM TO FOLLOW THIS PATTERN FOR THE SABBATH YEAR CYCLE…Plant and prune their vineyards for 6 years, and REST THE LAND for the 7th year.
Exodus 20:8–11 ESV
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
PURPOSE of the Sabbath - was to remember God’s rest from his great work of creation.
To help the poor.
Exodus 23:11–12 ESV
but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard. “Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.
2. To release people from their debt
Deuteronomy 15:1–6 ESV
“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbor. He shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, because the Lord’s release has been proclaimed. Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release. But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess— if only you will strictly obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today. For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.
Deut. 15:
3. The reading of the law
Deuteronomy 31:10–13 ESV
And Moses commanded them, “At the end of every seven years, at the set time in the year of release, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place that he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as you live in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”
Deut. 31:
Leviticus 25:5–7 ESV
You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired worker and the sojourner who lives with you, and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: all its yield shall be for food.
Leviticus
In this sabbath year, they were to give the land a rest…give the donkeys a rest.
They were not to till the soil, or gather the harvest.
The Sabbath of the land was to provide food for everybody…them, their families, their hired workers, the cattle, the wild animals.
Whatever the land yielded on its own, was to provide meat for everybody.
LIFE APPLICATION: WHAT WOULD THIS SABBATH YEAR REQUIRE FROM THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL?
Faith and trust in God for provision
They had to totally trust that God would provide for them…that the land would yield food, meat for everyone.....WITHOUT THEM ADDING THEIR HELP. God doesn’t need us to help him provide for us. He just needs us to trust that he will do what he said he would do.
The Lord promised abundance in OBEDIENCE to his instruction. The crop from the 6 year would be more than enough for the eyar anf for the next 2 years…(sabbath year, and the first year of the next cycle as they had to plant and prune again).
YEAR OF JUBILIEE
:
Leviticus 25:8–12 ESV
“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. 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. 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. 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. For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.
THE YEAR OF JUBILIEE was a time to proclaim liberty throughout all the land.
LIBERTY - MEANS TO BE MADE FREE
The year of Jubilee came after completing 7 cycles of sabbath years. So after the 49th year, they had a year of Jubilee....in which 3 things would occur. This occurred every 50 years...
All Israelite slaves, or indentured servants, were to be freed: THEY COULD GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES.
All ancestral property that had been sold had to be returned to the original family
The land was to be left untilled.
THIS WAS TO BE A TIME OF GREAT JOY AND PRAISE TO GOD FOR THE FREEDOM HE HAD GIVEN THEM.
God’s purpose in instituting this special year was to guarantee justice and to keep the rich from accumulating wealth and land at the expense of the disadvantage…or the poor.
We have to remember that the earth does not belong to us....we are only here temporarily…and God only made us stewards over his possession.
Leviticus 25:23 ESV
“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me.
So to keep the wealthy from continuing to get wealthy, God institutued the year of Jubilee.
REMEMBERING WITH JOY....HOW WAS THE SABBATH YEAR AND YEAR OF JUBILEE THE SOURCE OF THE PEOLPLES JOY?
The people would be joyful as they remembered God’s provision for them…even when they did not plant their crops
they would be joyful as land that they had sold was returned to the owners so that the woners would not be impoverished.
they would be joyful as hired servants would be returned to their families…and not continue in servitude.
God is concerned about THE POOR AND FAMILIES....
WHAT DOES THIS YEAR OF JUBILEE MEAN FOR US TODAY?
WE ARE NOT BOUND TO THESE REQUIREMENTS TODAY, BUT WE CAN BENEFIT FROM THEM.
We are reminded of the seven DAY cycle of work....rest as the Lord intended.
both, the sabbath year and jubilee, remind of us God’s provisions for our needs. WE an trust God to provide for us…we belong to him. The Lord promised that if we are obedient to him he will meet our needs.
We are reminded to care for fellow believers....regard others.....the poor…those less fortunate.
Obedience to God brings joy…blessings…and peace.
WE cannot let possession become more important to us than people.
QUESTION...
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THE THINGS THAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU AND BROUGHT YOU THROUGH?
it keeps you humble…realizing it’s God…and not to yourself. Keeps you from getting puffed up.
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