Day 52

Day 52 Reading – Leviticus Chapters 24-25

In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to their own property.  Leviticus 25:13

Although the year of Jubilee was prescribed by God, there is no record that it was ever celebrated.

I find that interesting and here is why . . .

With all the debate and angry talk about God’s law prohibiting homosexuality (see Leviticus 18:22) why hasn’t anyone taken up the call for the year of Jubilee?

Why not keep the rest of the law?

The Bible was not written such that you could take the parts you want and discard the parts you don’t – But apparently that hasn’t kept us from doing just that.

Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people Leviticus 18:29 NIV

The “Church” does a great job (note my sarcasm) in cutting off the people we choose to cut off.  And yet the job of cutting people out was God’s and not ours!

Perhaps we need a reminder that we do not live under the law, but instead have been freed by Christ’s sacrifice to live a life of love and service.

Maybe that was the purpose of the year of Jubilee – a reminder.

We need reminders … we are such forgetful people … unless it benefits us.

Have you been keeping others under the law, while claiming your own freedom?

Take note and then start over … today is your Jubilee!


Day 53 Reading – Leviticus Chapters 26-27


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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