“When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.
Last Sunday in community group, Tony read Leviticus 19:9-10 and pointed us to Jesus. The Old Testament is amazing. Look at this.
In this verse, God was commanding the land owners to sacrifice—to leave behind that which rightfully belonged to them—for the advantage of those who were poor and who were foreign residents (those who could not help themselves). At this point, I was wondering if Tony accidentally chose the wrong verses to read because I was not seeing at all how this correlates to Jesus.
Then God says: I am Yahweh your God.
God doesn't ask us to do things He wouldn't do Himself. And we see Jesus all over Leviticus 19:9-10. Jesus gave up what was rightfully His by humbling Himself into human form and providing salvation to those who are unable to help themselves. God pointed His people to Jesus. In essence, He said, "Do this one thing, make this one little sacrifice for the sake of your neighbor because I am God, and I am preparing to do something even greater—to make one giant sacrifice for the sake of men, sinners who are unable to save themselves."
Wow, God. It's all about Jesus.
For the fame of His name,