Lev 25:8 “You will count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years will give you forty-nine years.
Lev 25:9 Then you will sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Reconciliations, you will sound the trumpet throughout all your land.
Lev 25:10 And you will consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all those who stay there. It will be a liberation for you, when each of you will return to his property and each of you will return to his clan.
Lev 25:11 That fiftieth year will be a liberation for you; in it you will neither plant nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines.
Lev 25:12 Because it is a liberation. It will be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.
the sound of freedom
The jubilee year was to be a reminder that no matter how bad things became, there would always be a future when freedom and blessing returned. All around the Israelites, there would be reminders of bondage and failure and brokenness. So, God built into their cultural heritage reminders that he plans to undo all that, and restore them by his grace. When the trumpet sounded on the tenth day of the seventh month, it was a call to quit work and go home. It was the sound of freedom.
LORD, thank you for a future that will be free from all the things which bind us.