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Every day is a jubilee for you
Pastor Dave Scharf
by Pastor Dave Scharf
August 18, 2023

In the Old Testament, God wanted his people to celebrate a year of Jubilee. It was to take place every 50 years. In that year, all debts were canceled, and all slaves were released to return to their own families. Just imagine what a joyful event the year of Jubilee must have been for the people of Israel! 

“Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan” (Leviticus 25:10).

You see, sometimes it happened that an Israelite had to sell himself into slavery to pay off debts. However, that Israelite knew he was not going to be a slave forever. He knew freedom was coming. What a day to look forward to, the day he would be set free!

We no longer need to look forward to that day. We are living that day, every day. We have been set free from our slavery to sin. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” he was proclaiming your freedom. Sin is no longer your master. You and I can now live our lives in freedom, serving our Savior! We have that freedom today, right now. It will get even better when we go to heaven and live in perfect, eternal freedom with our Savior Jesus. Jubilee is a time for rejoicing. In Jesus, every day is a Jubilee for you.

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