Exodus 23: Rules about lying, harvesting, crop rotation, feasting


Rules are laid out for lying, harvesting crops, including a bit on the importance of crop rotation and what feasts to hold and when. The last bit of this chapter is about how God will eventually, little by little give land to the Israelites.

 In other words:

Be good, tend your gardens, and have feasts three times a year. If you do this eventually God will send an Angel to you who will defeat the enemies of the Israelites.

Moral Lessons:

Cultivate Your Garden (Exodus 23: 11)
Don’t take bribes (Exodus 23: 8)
Don’t go along with the masses, think for yourself (Exodus 23:2)
Be honest and truthful, even with people you don’t like (Exodus 23:4)