Mixing of threads, cattle and seed
We have previously written an article about the scriptural prohibitions on the mixing of materials for clothing, seed and animals. From time to time we review our articles to make sure our convictions and understanding are honestly represented. We understand the need to remain teachable and we grow in understanding as we study YHVH’s Word. […]
Growing a vegetable garden in the Sabbatical year?
We are in the process of preparing for the Sabbatical year which will start in the spring (Aviv) of 2016. As we get closer to the time, we get questions and comments from others who plan to keep, or oppose the keeping of the Sabbatical year. One comment we received was that a family sized vegetable garden would be exempt from the Sabbatical year commandments due to the following reasons. Vegetables tend not to self seed, have a broad growing season and are not harvested in a bulk way. I value these comments even if they oppose our understanding, because it gives us an opportunity to dig deeper and learn more. In this case I actually want them to be correct seeing that vegetables are more difficult to store and we use so much of it. However, I will remain objective and I believe YHVH will help us find the truth. So, is our own family-sized vegetable garden exempt from the requirements of the Sabbatical year or are we required to keep these instructions?
Preparing for the Sabbatical year
The next sabbatical year is in 2016; have you thought about how you are going to keep it? Keeping the Sabbatical year is generally dismissed as something that we can’t do because we don’t live in the land. YHVH instructed us to keep this commandment, and we would like to show you why it is for all to keep, even us in the nations. We also want to share the other common objections with you and why these are not built on truth. We shall also show you what the consequences would be if we don’t keep it and some practical ideas on how we can keep it.