“If your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you, he shall serve you six years, and in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty-handed. You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress. As the LORD your God has blessed you, you shall give to him. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today.
by: Dorothy Noel.
It is often said that freedom isn’t free. For Christians, the cost of our freedom was Jesus’s life. Yet now that we have this freedom, we have a responsibility to share it with others. Here in Deuteronomy, the Law reminded the Israelites that just as God had freed them from slavery in Egypt, so they must free their enslaved people. Not only that, but they must set them up for success in their freed lives. In a similar manner, now that we have the freedom of Christ, how do we set others up for success in that freedom?'