“And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family” (Leviticus 25:10).
The year of Jubiliee was observed in Israel every 50 years. It was a time for the people who had been sold into servitude to be made free. It was a time for those who had sold their land in order to pay off debts to be able to reclaim it back. They were not to sow nor reap during this year (Leviticus 25:11). In fact, they would not have sown nor reaped the year prior to this (Leviticus 25:3-4, 8-9).
Yet God made sure the Israelites were provided for. “And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?’ Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.” (Leviticus 25:20-21).
The year of Jubiliee was a to be a time of the freeing of the captives. It was a time of reflection for how God had blessed them. It was a time to remember that their trust needed to be in God. It was a time of celebration over God’s care for them.
As Christians, we need to take time to reflect on God’s blessings on us. We need to remember that our trust is in Him. We need to celebrate that He has freed us from the bondage of sin. Take time today to reflect on God’s care for you!
“I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me” (Psalm 13:6)