Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deuteronomy 14:22 - 15:23)
“The Lord’s Release”
Text: Deuteronomy 15:1-2
“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.”
“The Lord’s Release,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. God’s plan for Israel was both spiritual and economical. Spiritually, the Lord’s Release was a picture of God’s Grace through Messiah Jesus Christ “releasing” you and I from our debt of sin.
Economically, the Lord’s Release modeled Grace and Mercy by creditors releasing their fellow Israelite from all debts every 7 years. This allowed the “indebted poor” of the land to regain their property and regain their debt-free livelihood again.
God’s plan was to have no poor in the land because of His Blessing. The Lord’s Release was to be obeyed every 7 years “until there were no poor among them.”(v.4)
Tragically, when Israel disobeyed this command the poverty increased among them, separating them from each other as creditors and debtors, masters and slaves.
Our Lesson here is one of remembering the Grace and Mercy of the Lord’s Release of our debt of sin - and practicing His Grace and Mercy in our behavior among each other as brothers and sisters of Christ.
We do this by forgiving one another for knowingly or unknowingly offending each other. Peter asked Jesus about this:
“Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matt.18:21-22)
Then Jesus told Peter the story of the unforgiving servant in verses 23-35.
We model the Grace and Mercy of the Lord’s Release when we practice forgiveness among each other as the brethren of our Commander Jesus Christ. Our Commander is watching us and our Helper Holy Spirit is working in you and I to Practice the Grace and Mercy of the Lord’s Release with each other. Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy