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CARELESS THOUGHTS and DEEDS

July 14, 2016

Thursday

 

Exodus 22:5

 

If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.

 

 

LESSON

 

The fourth case involves damage due to grazing or burning. In the first instance, the Torah required restitution from “the best” of the offender, whereas the Code of Hammurabi required only restitution. These two examples further illustrate God’s respect for the rights of others.

he people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbor, we should make restitution.

 

Memory Verse: Proverbs 20:25

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