Monday, 20 November 2017
It was God's Will that after 7 times 7 years - i.e. in the 50th year - everything should be restored to its original fair distribution.
The land would revert to its original owners.
God realized that we would profit from others' misfortunes and some would become rich while others would be disinherited.
But this way of the world is not God's will.
So He stipulated in the Law that in the 50th year everything would revert to to its original state.
What does this tell us about God?
It shows us God's Will - all people are equal - and it shows us His forgiveness and mercy.
He writes off debts.
And He blots out our transgressions.
We can give thanks for that.
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