Thursday, October 15, 2020

JUBILEE

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 25

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

Jewish children celebrate with dance at a presentation in Jerusalem.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Leviticus 25:17

Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.

 

Here is a truly revolutionary economic system. This dealt with the poor on a long-term basis. The land belonged to God; man was a temporary caretaker. If a person fell on hard times, he might have to sell his possessions, but the sale was only temporary. First, his land would be returned to him, or to his children in the event of his death, in the 50th year of Jubilee. Second, the man or a relative could, at any time, buy back, or redeem, the lost holdings. This is a beautiful picture of our older Brother Redeemer, Jesus Christ. With His suffering and death He has redeemed us, restoring all that was lost through sin. To care for the stranger, immigrant, and those in need among us is still a priority for the one who owns everything. Let us reach out to someone today, making every year a “Jubilee.”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, please show me someone I can bless today and every day. I know that You are my Source of blessing. When I am the one in need, I can trust You to meet that need. You promised through the pen of Your servant Paul that You “shall supply all my need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

When our children, Elaine, Ellen, Reynold and Ron, were around 11, 10, 9, and 8, a precious family blessed us with the gift of a pony, and we kept our pony on their farm at no cost to us. What a joy to load everyone into the car on a Saturday, drive out to the country, and enjoy each other’s company, along with the pony. We named her “Jubilee,” and we would sing the song as we travelled, “Jubilee, Jubilee, we’re going to that happy Jubilee” (check out the the song here and sing along with the Gaither homecoming crowd!). This gave Norma-Jean and me the opportunity to teach our children about the Year of Jubilee in the Bible and about God’s care for the poor and needy. We arranged to have our little Jubilee visit another pony on a neighbouring farm, and the children named the new little arrival to our family “Sparky” (see photo below).

Yours for our education in God’s economy, based not on hoarding, but on giving,

David

P.S. This picture below brings back a flood of happy memories.

The Mainse kids in 1971 with Jubilee’s colt “Sparky.” From left to right…Ellen, Reynold, Elaine and Ron.

 

 

22 thoughts on “Thursday, October 15, 2020

  1. Thank You God, for supplying all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. We are ever grateful and give all the thanks and glory to You. Praying David’s prayer and wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord. Amen.

    When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4 ESV

    The Happy Jubilee, Booth Brothers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfE5l77XJjc

    (I remember singing that song at camp meetings in Sydenham with old friends from my Free Methodist Church in Kingston; brings back wonderful memories.)

  2. Dear Father, please help us all today to do the right thing, as this is wisdom. Be glorified today, we ask in Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Prayed David’s prayer today. Touching story of “Jubilee”, her colt and the Mainse family. Talked to my brother Les today and exhorted him to talk to the Lord. Realize he cannot come to the Lord unless the Father and the Holy Spirit draw him and that’s where our prayers come in. Amen? Praying for him today and brother Eldon; also that this country and others experience a spiritual awakening. Thank you for your song Beverlee.

    • You’re welcome Ger. Have you ever thought of leading him in a sinner’s prayer that he can repeat so he claims the name of Jesus?

      Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior.

      Hope you have a great day, Ger.

    • Praying in agreement with Irene for sister Doreen’s uplifting. Please Lord give her strength and rest and comfort her. In Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.

  4. Yes Beverlee, I have thought about praying with my brother but he was pressured in his youth so I wrote out a prayer on a card and he can pray it when he really was serious about it. I reminded him today about it. Unfortunately I cannot visit him now as he lives in Maine. I am praying that the Father draw him to Jesus as it says in John 6:44. Thank you for caring.

  5. Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well, Doreen. Praying that the Lord will help you and give you the strength you need. May you take refuge under His wings.

    Praying for your brothers, Ger. May the Spirit of the Living God draw them onto Himself.
    Blessings on each and everyone of you fellow bloggers.

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