13 November 2015/1 Kislev 5776
“The rich rule the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” – Proverbs 22:7 CJB
The above words represent ancient Jewish wisdom from approximately 2,700 years ago. Wisdom is eternal. Wisdom is timeless, but foolishness sprouts anew every generation.
One hears about our national debt, but local debt is the financial ‘quicksand’ upon which we stand.
God scheduled economic resets: the sh’mittah and the yovel [Jubilee]
“At the end of every seven years you are to have a sh’mittah. Here is how the sh’mittah is to be done: every creditor is to give up what he has loaned to his fellow member of the community — he is not to force his neighbor or relative to repay it, because Adonai’s time of remission has been proclaimed.”
Deuteronomy 15:1-2 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
“‘You are to count seven Shabbats of years, seven times seven years, that is, forty-nine years. Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, on Yom-Kippur, you are to sound a blast on the shofar; you are to sound the shofar all through your land; and you are to consecrate the fiftieth year, proclaiming freedom throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It will be a yovel [Jubilee] for you; you will return everyone to the land he owns, and everyone is to return to his family.”
Leviticus 25:8-10 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Welcome to the year of Jubilee.