Monday, May 8, 2023

Behar/Bechukotai - Reading #2


Leviticus 25:1-27:34

Reading #2 - Leviticus 25:19-28

My Thoughts:

What a wonderful, fair and just Elohim we serve. He tells His people not to plant in the seventh year, and He knows they are thinking “What shall we eat in the seventh year?”. So, He provides abundantly. His provision is so generous that He provides enough fruit for three years! Until they can replant the 8th year and sow the 9th year. You cannot be more fair and just then that! It shows us that He will not ask us anything unless it is fair and righteous. He does not want us to starve or fail. What He really wants is that we will love Him with our whole heart, soul and strength. And to follow His Commandments. If we do -- we have life and liberty! Forever!


I heard it discussed that the Year of Jubilee and the return of the Land to original owners, really teaches us that nothing is really ours. That the Land actually belongs to Hashem in the end. People are really just “leasing” it from Him in a sense. It makes you think. Is anything really ours? When we die, we die alone, naked and without any possessions. So, did we really ever “own” anything? We must appreciate our lives every day, be grateful for what we have, work hard, serve Adonai, love and worship Him and follow His Commands. My challenge for you today is to think about this and then do it. 

Reading #2 - Leviticus 25:19-28

25:19 The land shall yield its fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. 20 If you said, “What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase;” 21 then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bear fruit for the three years. 22 You shall sow the eighth year, and eat of the fruits from the old store until the ninth year. Until its fruits come in, you shall eat the old store.

23 “‘The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me. 24 In all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land.

25 “‘If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possessions, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and redeem that which his brother has sold. 26 If a man has no one to redeem it, and he becomes prosperous and finds sufficient means to redeem it, 27 then let him reckon the years since its sale, and restore the surplus to the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return to his property. 28 But if he isn’t able to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hand of him who has bought it until the Year of Jubilee. In the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his property.