The Agora
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Deuteronomy 24

Deu 24:10

DO NOT GO INTO HIS HOUSE...: Insolent intrusion: a very humiliating thing (LB 322).

Deu 24:19

"What a delightful peek at the right way of life is prescribed by God's beautiful law. Here are no 'thrifty' scrapings to the last straw, but an open-handed liberality that leaves handfuls for the poor. No one could starve under such a system: no one sink to the despairing depths we see yawning around us in modern times. Of course it cannot be -- now. But it ought to be, and it will be, when we have God's Kingdom back among us, to 'judge for the poor and the needy, and break in pieces the oppressors.' We wait God's hand in the matter; and He says, 'They shall not be ashamed that wait for me' " (RR).

"Boaz ordered handfuls of corn to be left on purpose for Ruth [Rth 2:16], and God blessed him. All that is left is not lost" (Henry).

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