This is my conclusion on the meaning of the shemittah.
The Law demanded the release of debt every seven years.
Deut 15:1 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts.
The one indebt did not have to ask or beg for this release. It was given to the indebted at the end of the seven years by Law.
Likewise, we as Christians should be releasing those that are in debt to us. To say it better – Christians should be forgiving those that have sinned against us. It should be given without waiting for the offending party to ask.
Like the shemittah it should be automatically given.
Once the loan holder released the loan through the shemittah, he no longer had to worry about the debt owed to him. He did not have to worry about foreclosing on someone and ruining their life.
What a blessing it was to release someone’s debt.
And when you release someone through forgiveness, you no longer have to sit around ponder and grumble about it. You know longer have to feel wounded. You can be freed by releasing forgiveness.
How many times should you do this?
Matt 18:22 Seventy times seven.
Abba, I have been offended and I have forgiven. I have offended and pray I am forgiven. I do this release and receive this release in the name of Jesus. YES&AMEN