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Leviticus 25:47-55 Strangers Too

Indentured servitude is a direct descendent of what God’s law covers. But there is likely a BIG difference in practice.

The last time we were together we looked at how a “brother” or “neighbor” should treat one another who had financial issues. We will now look at strangers too.

When we were reading about how a poor person could sell himself to his fellow Israelite we saw that this person could not be treated as a slave but a “hired worker.” They had to be treated better than slaves AND they had to be released at the year of Jubilee. Brothers could not hold brothers longer than the Jubilee.

But what if the poor man decides to sell himself/his services to someone who was not an Israelite? Well, God addressed that too. Read more »