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Feb 01

A Sabbath for the Land

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Lev 25When you come into xthe land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, but in the seventh year there shall be a SabbFarmer in a Fieldath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. yYou shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the landThe Sabbath of the land1 shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves2 and for your hired worker and the sojourner who lives with you, and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: zall its yield shall be for food.


Continuing on from the p
revious blogpost (take a break), another implication of the Sabbath is the  principle of a Sabbath for the land. God understood and knew that  all things need a break. God    also understands that humans  without a check valve in place will naturally desire more and more which usually  has dangerous results.

For example  some people believe that heavy farming due to technology caused major damage to the soil  during the early 1900s. This slow eroding of the soil mixed with windstorms in the Midwest contributed to the dangerous sandstorm like conditions. every since the   dust bowl in the 1930’s we now have  various limits and restrictions on  how much farming can be done in one location.

Perhaps if we applied this principle to other aspects of our culture, industries and  life , then greed would be somewhat monitored.

 

-If they would have understood what these words meant-

Dewayne Clardy

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