(After God's instructions to sow in the fields, prune the vineyards and harvest the crops for 6 years, but in the 7th allow the ground to rest):
25:20 You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?" 21 I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. 22 While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.
That just really spoke to me of God's faithfulness to us when we choose obedience to His Word. Obedience brings overflowing abundance into our lives. Abundance that would otherwise be impossible or unfathomable. Reckless abandon, sold-out commitment to God and His ways is the key to unlocking the floodgates of heaven. Oh, how quickly I forget this and revert to thinking that if I just work more, plan better ... When in reality, I need to listen, obey and REST in Him. Oh, yeah...
Which brings me to the second thing...
- "'Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
Wow. Good stuff...out of Leviticus! Who woulda thunk it? Certainly not me a few hours ago. I wasn't sure I'd even make it through, but God had good stuff in that place that seemed so 'dry' for me. Isn't He good?