E176 Daniel: Using Babylon - God's Wrath Against Judah Because Of Their Disregard For The Land
What made God so very angry that He poured out such wrath upon Judah? They not only broke His weekly Sabbath, but...
LEV 25:1 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a Sabbath to the LORD. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4But in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards…
The Sabbath is meant as a commanded restorative time. Not only for Israel, the people, but also for Israel, the land! The land cannot make a choice for itself, so God had to kick out the people to provide the Sabbath rest for the land, in spite of their disobedience.
He warned them before hand with all solemnity:
LEV 26:14 " `But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: …
The "this" God used to punish Judah for breaking the land Sabbaths was to use Babylon to dispossess them from the land.
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