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Hello, God has given me something in Nehemiah 10:31 which says,

““When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.”

Levites, priests, and people: The Levites, the priests, and the people said that they would obey the law. They would not buy things from  the neighboring people on the Sabbath. They would also cancel all debts every seventh year. Those who could not pay their debts could look forward to the seventh year. They could have a new start.

Christians: Christians are free. Jesus has given His life for us. He has saved us from our sins. Now, we are free from our sins. He has rescued us. So, why not become a Christian? God can and will save you. Just call out to Him, He will love you. Why not go through The way, truth, and life (John 14:6)? Jesus is the only way to heaven, and freedom from sins, so why not go to Him? Why not be rescued? Jesus gave His own life for you and for me, so why not come and be saved?

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians: Believe in Jesus as our Sabbath. Back in the Bible times the people were under the law, no perfect man sacrifice had been made. They had to keep the Sabbath holy as a day. Our Sabbath rest is in Jesus, not in a day. Jesus is the one in whom we find rest. We need to rest in Christ, not on a day. Now, we are under the New Covenant. We do not need to keep a day holy, we should worship 7 days a week. Rest in Jesus!

God: God is so good. He has provided a sacrifice for us, and He has given us rest. Thank You, Jesus! Praise Him for all that He has done for us. Jesus gave His own life for us on the cross. He has loved us so much, that He became a perfect, holy, sinless, loving, kind, atoning sacrifice for the whole world! He became our sacrifice, and has made us holy. God has given us so much. Praise Him. The Israelites seventh year canceled all debts, and our debts have been canceled too.

Application: How does Nehemiah 10:31 apply to us? Every seventh year all the debts were canceled for the Israelites. Jesus came down, and He became the sacrifice paying off all our debts of sin making us pure. He has made us new, taking away our old sinful nature, and making us new (2 Corinthians 5:17). Jesus has made us new! The Israelites debts were canceled and our debts have been payed off, by the perfect sacrifice: Jesus. Thank You, Jesus, for making us new, and for paying off our debts. Jesus has payed off our debts! Now, we are holy in God’s sight.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for paying off my debts. Please help me to love You more, and draw close to You. Please help me to grow in You, and grow more and more like You. Help me to love Your word, and have a longing to be with You. Thank You for making me Your daughter, and for giving Your own life for me on the cross. Please strengthen me, and others. Please send a revival, and save many, and draw them close to You, and help them to know You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Way, truth, life, John 14:6,

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

New creation, 2 Corinthians 5:17,

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Beginning verse, Nehemiah 10:31,

““When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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