Treat brethren well

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.11.2015 Old Testament: Deu 15.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 14–16 on March 11, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

When an Israelite became indebted to a fellow Israelite, the indebtedness could not last forever,

“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release. Of a foreigner you may require it; but you shall give up your claim to what is owed by your brother…” (Deuteronomy 15.1–3). 

Likewise, our brethren in the church do not exist for us to take advantage of them, but we are present for one another to help one another in times of distress.

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