Sunday School Perspective:
Creating An Equitable Economy
The study of the lesson is in the book of Leviticus Chapter 25: Verses 1-12 and it offers study about freedom in Jesus Christ and it emphasizes that no Christian is bound by sin.
Key Verse: “And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.” Leviticus 25:10 KJV: This verse brings our attention to the lives of the people embracing each other and restoring family property.
The lesson topic for Sunday, May 20, 2018 is “Creating An Equitable Economy” and the lesson endeavors to enable the people to treat each fair as they occupy the land He promised to give them and be able to maintain and use the property efficiently.
The objective for students and readers is to fully understand and realize the Lord’s way of life of rejoicing in His possession and provision.
A Time to Rest (Leviticus 25:1-5)
The lesson unfolds with the Lord giving Moses instructions of how God’s children, were to follow God’s designed plan upon reaching the Promise Land. They were to become knowledgeable of what and how to be successful. 1) They should keep a Sabbath unto the Lord; 2) They should work in the fields; 3) They should prune the vineyard and gather in fruit; and 4) They should be rest for the land and a Sabbath of rest for the Lord. “And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.” (Verses 1-5)
A Time of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:6-7)
These verses bring attention to the need of jubilee while the land is replenishing itself. This was a time when all debts were cancelled and all slaves were free. Provision was supplied for the people as well as their animals. God only required that his people should be obedient to His rule. “And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee, And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.” (Verses 6-7)
A Time of Holy Observance (Leviticus 25:8-12)
These verses bring attention to God’s rational for the proper use of the land and just treatment for the people. However, they did not abide by a time of Holy observance established by God, therefore judgment was the consequences. The blessing of being free in Christ definitely offered much more than being in bondage. “And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.” (Verses 8-12)
PRAISE THE LORD.