Everyone Gets a Do-Over in the Year of Jubilee

Today’s Bible reading* has a lot to say about the Year of Jubilee: Everyone gets a do-over. A reset. A recalibration. God goes into great detail about what this looks like. Debts are cancelled. Properties are returned to their original owners. Slaves are released. All in one year. The Year of Jubilee occurred every fifty…

We Need Sabbath Rest

Among other things in today’s Bible reading, God expounds on the Fourth Commandment: Sabbath Rest Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: You are to labor six days and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or…

God Gets the Last Word — Every Time

Job has raised his questions and voiced his complaints. His friends have spoken their peace. We have seen all of this unfold for thirty-seven chapters. Now, in today’s Bible reading, in just two short chapters and two verses, it’s God’s turn to ask the questions. “Hey, Job, so you think you’re “all that”? Were you…

God, the Creator and Sustainer

God is awesome! At the end of today’s Bible reading, Elihu talks about God’s majesty. He even says that everyone has seen evidence of God. (Job 36:25) This is exactly what Paul says in Romans 1:20. Elihu recognizes that God is beyond mankind’s understanding. And he even talks about the water cycle! All of this…