barley in a fieldGod’s ways are always the best ways.

Leviticus 19:9-10 says,

9 “When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters drop. 10 It is the same with your grape crop—do not strip every last bunch of grapes from the vines, and do not pick up the grapes that fall to the ground. Leave them for the poor and the foreigners living among you. I am the Lord your God.”

So smart. Not harvesting up to your property line eliminates squabbles with your neighbor. “You’re picking my corn!” “No I’m not!”  “Yes you are!”  It teaches us also to have margin in our lives and to practice generosity.

And the main purpose it serves is to provide for the poor. But the beauty is that the poor can’t sit at home streaming Netflix waiting on a government check in the mail. They have to get up and go to work to gather for their own needs.

How can anyone not think this is a great idea?

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