“I wonder how this worked. Did they save up double in the 6th year like they did with the manna that fell from heaven? How would provision come for year #7? Did they find other work? If so what did they do? I don’t really know and neither does Google. Now that’s a real crisis.”
Crisis resolved. Lev 25:20:
“”You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?”” I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.”
Still raises a few questions.
1) What did they do for that year. Did they have other businesses such as buying and selling thigns, or did they just rest?
2) How do we apply this today? It seems the famous rock star Bono has some thoughts. I have put in a request for his speech/book at the library.