Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 1, Nehemiah 5:1-13 The wealthy exploit the poor.

Unfortunately this still happens today, perhaps not as widespread as some may think but it certainly happens. One of the things that we as a society have accepted in the past decade or so is legal loan sharks, payday advance companies. They proliferate all across the nation. That's a prime example of wealthy exploiting poor. There were provisions in The Law for people who had fallen into bad times, they could conscript themselves as servants to a brother (loose term for any Israelite) until the next Sabbath year and then be released with no debt. They could also borrow but were commanded to not exact any interest or hold collateral against the loan. But now this is what's happening, when it speaks of the sons and daughters being slaves, it's the conscripted service without release of the debt. It's all wrong, and Nehemiah was angry. The people of God need to behave differently than the rest of the world.

Today's workout, Chest-shoulder intervals, 
Step, push-up, windmill, Y, climber, triceps.

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