Notes: April 3, 2008 – Leviticus 25

O, what Jubile!

Having been instructed regarding daily and annual sabbaths and feasts, Israel is now instructed regarding sabbatical years.

I. God promises to provide for man and beast during the 7th year rest (1-7).

II. Following the 7th such 7th year rest, the 50th year was also to be a sabbatical year, with the added celebration of restoring land to its rightful tribe (8-17).

III. God promises to provide for man in this jubile year also (18-22).

IV. The right of the kinsman redeemer (23-55)

  • regarding the buying and selling of land (23-38)
  • regarding the sale of houses within walled cities and those outside walls (29-31)
  • regarding the sale of Levite properties (32-34)
  • regarding the poor (35-38)
  • regarding Hebrews in bondage to another Hebrew (39-46)
  • regarding Hebrews in bondage to foreigners (47-55)

Meditation Points:

  1. If we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, we need not worry about food or clothing needs (Matthew 6:33).
  2. When our sin debt to God was so great that we could never hope to buy our way out, Jesus Christ, our elder brother and kinsman redeemer, paid it all.