Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land which I give you…
The great Henry Clay was once placed in a position where he could not refuse a favorer, and yet where he would not have credited himself with doing anything to earn the release he received. He owed £2,000 at the Northern Bank of Kentucky, and his note for that amount had been renewed from time to time, in spite of all his efforts to contrive a way to meet it — until the debt became a source of almost hopeless .anxiety to him. The thought of it intruded upon him everywhere, and embarrassed his work, and worried his rest. The day for payment would come again, and find him as helpless as ever. He chafed like a lion in a net. Whether or not he ever betrayed his uneasiness, there were at least a few who came to know its secret — and with results such as he was the last man to expect. He went into the bank one morning on the old errand. "I have called to see about my debt." The cashier replied, "It has been paid; you don't owe us anything." He was struck with amazement, and, under strong emotion, he turned and went out. Those men who paid the embarrassed statesman's debt did it because they loved him. Christ Jesus loved us so well that He died to release us from the sins of the past, and became Surety Himself for our debt to God's broken law which we never could pay. We never earned such a boon. It was only His love that gave it.
Parallel VersesKJV: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.