KEY TAKEAWAYS The land is entitled to a Sabbath rest as a part of the Torah commandments. If Israel disobeys the Torah and does not allow the land to rest, they will be punished by God, including being sent into exile. Romans 8 is similar to Leviticus 26. The land (creation) is waiting for its release from bondage, which will occur when humans attain their release from their bondage. QUOTE “What we call the natural world in the biblical story is an existence with humans...