Our Brethren Are Servants of God

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Leviticus 24 and 25 today.
Leviticus chapter 25 reveals the laws of the Sabbath Year and of the Year of Jubilee. One of the things that God regulated was what happened when an Israelite acquired one of his brethren as a slave. The Israelite was not to treat his brother as a slave, but as a hired servant. Moreover, the brother did not belong to the Israelite forever, but the Israelite was to release his brother in the Year of Jubilee. Here is how the chapter ends, “For the children
of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God” (Leviticus 25:55).
God told the Israelites to remember that their brethren were not their servants, but they were servants or slaves to God, because He is the One who saved them out of Egypt. Therefore, the children of Israel were to treat one another well, because they were all on the same level before God.
Is this not true of Christians also? Let us remember to whom our brothers and sisters belong, and treat them for who they are, servants of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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