Thursday, February 24, 2011

Convo with Pastor - Leviticus 25:9-10

on the tenth day of the seventh month
—on the day of atonement—
you shall have the trumpet sounded
throughout all your land. And you shall
hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim
liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.
It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return,
every one of you, to your property
and every one of you to your family.
Leviticus 25:9-10
 
God knows ...
 
He knows how living in this world causes us to be upside down.
 
We're blessed to live in a land that doesn't have this problem ... but throughout too much of human history, people have fallen so far behind financially that they sell their homes and their inheritance. They even sell their own children and their own lives into slavery. Too many of God's children are upside down to the extreme.
 
Therefore, God had knew he had to set up ongoing seasons of justice, proclaiming liberty to this broken world's captives. Therefore, every fiftieth year, he said it is time to start all over again and turn things right side up again.
 
What's upside down in your life? Finances? Family? Priorities?
 
You don't have to wait for your 50th birthday ... or 100th ... or 150th. Any day can be the time that you claim as "the year of the Lord's favor" (Lk 4:19).
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who wants to first
thank God for all the things
that are right-side up in my life
(and then start praying for all the things
I've let turn upside down)
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I wish there was still a policy to wipe the slate clean every 50 years or so, but I wonder if people would take unfair advantage of it.  My entire life has been upside down for too long ... I am working on getting it righted and regaining my equilibrium.  The others will come.

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