So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety. Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety (Leviticus 25:18-19)
The beauty of these verses is revealed in the fact that, during the year of Jubilee and the previous sabbatical year, no one was supposed to sow in their fields or reap a harvest. Two years the land lay without being worked by the hands of man in a time when working in the fields and vineyards meant the difference between life and death. So then, rather than fearing for their future in those years of rest, they could live confident in the fact that obedience to God’s Word, coupled with the promises made in His Word, would render plenty to eat and safety from their enemies.
Put simply, our obedience to God renders the result that we do not have to worry about tomorrow and where our next meal is coming from or who will protect us. God’s promise to His people is if we will do what He has asked us to do, He will make good on His promises to us. We will be safe from the perils of famine, drought and war. Like the daily manna Israel was given in the wilderness, our daily needs will be provided as we need them. Does that mean that the trials of life won’t touch us? Of course not, however, in the midst of trial we have this surety: “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” (Psalm 37:25).
The key word in this Psalm is “righteous.” When we are sincerely seeking “the Kingdom of God and His righteousness,” everything else in life will fall into its proper place. Yeshua has assured us of this and has encouraged us “not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, (and) what you will put on.” Because, as He said, our heavenly Father knows what we need. And so that we may obtain the temporal needs of this life, let us seek first what we need most — His kingdom and His righteousness.
Blessings and Shalom,