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August 26: 1Ki 21 | Jer 48 | 1Cor 7

Reading 1 - 1Ki 21:3

"Naboth replied, 'The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers' " (1Ki 21:3).

The Jews could not permanently sell their land, but only lease it until the year of Jubilee (Lev 25:23). To sell land is to presume its ownership, but the true Israelite knew that Yahweh was the only real "owner" of the Land.