Yes, it’s a year of rest.  Well, that’s what Israel was supposed to have, but anyone who knows Israel knows that they are often the antithesis of “supposed to”.  The purpose of the sabbatical year was to allow the ground time to rest from being tilled, but of course, Israel didn’t listen.  In fact, this is part of the reason they ended up _______?

-Having their temple destroyed by the Romans-

-Losing to the Philistines-

-Wandering in the wilderness for 40 years-

-Going into captivity in Babylon for 70 years-