‘For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unploughed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left.
Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.’
We may wonder if this lovely provision for the poor was faithfully carried out when Israel reached the land.
But that needn’t stop us being generous today, through foodbanks and other channels. We will please the heart of God, as well as the lives that benefit.
Daily Reading: Exodus 13