Jubilee! Lives that Set Others Lives Free in the Fear of God
Time and Eternity lead up to Victory in our Lord Jesus Christ!
I was in Leviticus 25:8–17 this morning. Strikingly the issue of oppression comes up coincidently as we have been studying that subject in Ecclesiastes 4–5. It ends with these words:
“Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 25:8-17 KJV)
Rushdoony states that,
““Christ’s coming is a jubilee fact, because it declares that both restitution and liberty are basic to His Kingdom, together with a victorious rest. Romans 8:19ff. celebrates the Great Jubilee at the end of history, and our Lord speaks of it in Matthew 19:27-30 and 25:34, as does 1 Peter 1:4. The law of the jubilee tells us that both time and eternity result in victory.”3
Time and eternity lead up to victory in our Lord Jesus Christ! Our lives should thus be ones of constantly experiencing forgiveness and extending it to others. We are recipients of the greatest grace, and dispensers only of what we have first received of God. Thus, we do not oppress others, but set them free!
Rushdoony, Leviticus Commentary