Saturday, January 24, 2015

Exodus 21 An interesting approach to poverty

Read Exodus 21


The first part of this chapter deals with servitude, some translations will say slavery. But it's not what most people think of as slavery. This was a means that God set in place for His people to not have a government welfare system. Kinsmen would sell themselves, contract with a relative, for up to six years. It was a means to recover from the equivalent of bankruptcy. The relative must provide food and shelter in exchange for labor. And must be released in the seventh year. Of course the world has changed a lot and industries are more varied, but imagine if such a system were in place today. No welfare and no panhandlers.

Today's workout.  Boot-camp at Centerpointe.

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