Deuteronomy 15.1 – Debts released every seven years

Unfortunately, many people see the Law of Moses as a system without mercy or compassion, but thoughtfulness for other people occupied a central place in the Law of Moses, as evidenced by this,

“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts…” (Deuteronomy 15.1).

Of course, no Israelite was to take advantage of that and not pay his or her debt during that time, but the Lord did not want the lender to be a burden to anyone in society.

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