“To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:19).
This verse is an allusion to and a fulfilment of the Year of Jubilee (Lev 25:8-17). Like that then, it spelt release of every slave, restoration of families, debt release, rest for man and field and fair trade that was exploitation-free and oppression-free throughout Israel. That year spelt incredible favour. Unlike then, when it occurred once every 50 years, Jesus’ coming ushered in an Endless Season of Favour (Jubilee)! Think about this. You and I as God’s children live in a perpetual Year of Favour with all the same benefits! Let’s embrace it heartily.