Leviticus 25: 20 – 23 – ‘You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?” I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. 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. The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.’
While you plant… have you noticed that God has said he will provide 3 years worth of provisions? That is, in the sixth year, enough will be provided for years 7 and 8! For some, it would be so easy to rest in this and decide to take 3 years off! God is already pointing ahead to a time where sewing needs to happen for future reaping.
He promises to provide for our needs if we’re obedient to His demands on resting – ourselves and our land. Note however that He also expects us to act in times of abundance, knowing that they won’t always last.
In the eighth year whilst we are still benefiting from the abundance of year 6, we are to plan for the years to come. This includes sewing for future reaping!
In verse 23 He reminds us that on top of being the God who can bless us and direct us, he is also the owner of the land that we should dutifully work. We live on this earth such a short time and it is our responsibility to be wise stewards of all God blesses us with in this time. Be sure to plant and rest in the right seasons!
Wealth tip: You only win with an exponential increase. If you put money into a savings account, this earns interest. Once this is earned, the interest earns its own interest. You can’t lose!