April 7, 2019 “Be Open Handed”

Summary: God ordered time on a weekly cycle of working 6 days and resting 1 day. He also ordered time on a sabbatical cycle of working the land 6 years and letting the land rest in year 7. Also in year 7 debts to fellow Israelites were to be cancelled thus allowing for endebted slaves to go free. Furthermore, God wanted the attitude behind the action to be generous and openhanded. Being tightfisted and hardhearted is sinful. God still wants us to be openhanded motivated by Christ’s love. 1 John 3:16-18.

Scripture Reading :Deuteronomy 15:1-11