There Must Be a Release

January 1, 2015 | Tags: ,

At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release.

-Deuteronomy 15:1 (ESV)

Do you ever have times when you feel like something big is about to happen? Like there’s been a building, and a building, and a building, and you expectantly wait for the building to stop and the moment of triumph to come? This principle extends all throughout life. A baby must be born. A ball thrown upward must come down. A wait must end when the event begins. An item in the hand must be released.

Scripture tells us there must be a release, and in fact, at the end of every seven years, a release will be given. In context, this is for the nation of Israel during the time of Moses. At the end of every seven years, all debts must be canceled and property is to be returned to its owner. It was a way to get a fresh start for the nation every seven years. It was to be a wonderful renewal and do-over–a blessing for everyone.

Even if the nation of Israel didn’t keep it’s command to grant the release, God still does. While we don’t know in what form it will come, God’s nature decrees it will. There must be a release. And it’s to be a blessing for those belonging to God.

Take some time to think about the promise of a release this year. What does that mean to you personally? It’s a profound concept to contemplate, and so personal to each one of us in our relationship with God. Look up the word “release” in your Bible concordance. See what Scripture says related to “release.”

What release are you looking for in 2015?

By Courtney Silberman

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