INTEGRITY IS BETTER THAN MERE LEGALITY
Lev 25:29 “If a man sells a house where he stays in a walled city, he may redeem it within a year of its sale. For a full year he will have the right of redemption.
Lev 25:30 If it is not redeemed within a full year, then the house in the walled city will belong in perpetuity to the buyer, throughout his generations; it will not be released in the liberation.
Lev 25:31 But the houses of the villages that have no wall around them will be classified with the fields of the land. They may be redeemed, and they will be released in the liberation.
Lev 25:32 As for the cities of the Levites, the Levites may redeem permanently the houses in the cities they possess.
Lev 25:33 And if one of the Levites exercises his right of redemption, then the house that was sold in a city they possess will be released in the liberation. Because the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the people of Israel.
Lev 25:34 But the fields of pastureland belonging to their cities may not be sold, because that is their possession permanently.
These further laws of jubilee redemption were designed to prevent people from profiteering off of the jubilee event. These laws were signs of God’s grace, and meant to prevent the rich from taking over all the land and property. They were designed to eliminate loopholes. There needs to be stipulations in laws that prevent the laws from themselves promoting evil. For another example, is anyone else tired of people telling them that they cannot get married because they will lose their government benefits? I sure am.
LORD, give us the courage to obey the law, and wisdom not to abuse the law to do wrong.