The Lord provides when we do His will

Leviticus Bible Background

Old Testament: Lev 25.18–22

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 24–25 on February 17, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Since the children of Israel had to let the land have a Sabbath every seven years and not work the land, the Lord knew that they would question how they would have food. He had Moses write:

“So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety. Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety. And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?’ Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years. And you shall sow in the eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.”

– Leviticus 25.18–22

The Lord can do these things because He created nature and He continues to control it. What we need to do is trust Him to provide what we need. If we do His will, He shall not forget us, but He shall bless us for doing His work.

Questions:

  • For how many years would the sixth year provide?
  • When the land provided food, they would eat until what?

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