Tag Archives: Deuteronomy 15

set apart as a symbol

  set apart as a symbol Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (JDV) Deuteronomy 15:19 “Commit to Yahveh your God every firstborn male produced by your herd and flock. You are not to put the firstborn of your oxen to work or shear the … Continue reading

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when they want to stay

  when they want to stay Deuteronomy 15:16-18 Deuteronomy 15:16 But if your slave says to you, ‘I don’t want to leave you,’ because he cares about you and your family, and is well off with you, Deuteronomy 15:17 take … Continue reading

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reflecting the first blesser

reflecting the first blesser Deuteronomy 15:11-15 Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, and this is what I say: ‘Open your hand willingly to your poor … Continue reading

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don’t dread the seventh

  Deuteronomy 15:8-10 (JDV) don’t dread the seventh Deuteronomy 15:8 Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has. Deuteronomy 15:9 Be careful or else there will be this wicked … Continue reading

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hard hearts and tight fists

  hard hearts and tight fists Deuteronomy 15:4-7 (JDV) Deuteronomy 15:4 “There will be no poor among you, however, because Yahveh is certain to empower you in the land Yahveh your God is giving you to take possession of as … Continue reading

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seven year debt cycle

  seven year debt cycle Deuteronomy 15:1 “At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. Deuteronomy 15:2 This is how to cancel debt: Every creditor is to cancel what he has lent his neighbor. He is not … Continue reading

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in retrospect: remembering

Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 The feasts were designed to be a constant reminder of what the LORD had done and is doing for his people.  God wanted his children to remember and rejoice because he was and is among them. LORD, build … Continue reading

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in retrospect: seeking freedom

Deuteronomy 15:1-18 The same LORD who commanded rest at the end of the week commanded release of servants at the end of a seven year cycle.  He wanted his people to be known for their kindness to one another, and … Continue reading

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