It All Belongs to God

Leviticus 25:2, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord.'” ESV

“The provisions of this chapter prevent overworking the land, call for regular land redistribution, and forbid perpetual servitude…These things were not proposed merely as sound social legislation; each one had a specific theological cause as well. Servants were to be released in the Year of Jubilee because God had rescued the Israelites from Egypt and they were all his servants (v. 55). The land was to be redeemed regularly because it actually belonged to God, not the Israelites (vv. 23, 24)…” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes