Leviticus 25:21a: ,,Then, I will command My blessing on you.”
Have I ever wished for a second chance, or hoped for a new beginning, or desired a fresh start or another opportunity, or a redo in my marriage, in parenting, in a family relationship, in a friendship, in my career, in my finances? If I answered “yes”, then this text in Leviticus is for me. The heart of the text talks of a new beginning, a fresh start, a second chance. The Israelites have been on Mt. Sinai throughout the book of Leviticus. While there, God has given them moral, civil and ceremonial law. Two million people were encamped at Mt. Sinai. God has been giving them a lot of information. God has been stressing who He is. He wants the Israelites to know Him and to know Him accurately. God wants the same for us. God wants the Israelites and us to know His character. God is holy.
God wants His people to trust in His character and rely on His promises.
God is the God of provision – both physically and spiritually.
God provides for those who trust in Him.
We must not confuse wants with needs. God provides for all our needs: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually.
Where do I see the evidence that God provides for all my needs?
God owns everything. It is all His.
This is legislation (Leviticus 25) put into effect by God to keep His people from sinking into inescapable poverty. God gives the people an opportunity for a new beginning. God is the God of Redemption, the God of New Beginnings, the God of 2nd chances.
Redemption is who God is and not just what He does.
Redemption is the message of the Bible from beginning to end. In the book of Leviticus, God points us to redemption that will come through Jesus Christ (Look for Jesus in the book of Leviticus). God is foreshadowing the new beginning, the second chance, the fresh start that Jesus Christ will provide. We are impoverished sinners. We can never repay the debt we owe for our sin. There is no way to satisfy the enormous debt we owe. But through Jesus Christ, God frees us from all our debt of sin.
God redeems and sets free those who trust in Him.
Have you been redeemed? Are you still in debt?
Am I living in freedom that Christ’s redemption offers? Do I live as someone who is free and not one who is still in bondage to guilt and sin?
Thank you, Lord, for being my Provider and my Redeemer.
I am blessed because You commanded Your blessing on me!