1. Why did Moses instruct the Israelites not to keep the food overnight? Why did some disobey him? Were their concerns legitimate?
2. Are the same legitimate concerns at play with wasteful approaches to food storage today? Are there other less legitimate forces at play?
3. How can we apply the message in this text to our current consumption of food?
1. How is the system of leaving the corners and the gleanings and the fallen food for the poor different than donating food?
2. What practices or values from these laws could we integrate into our modern lives and societies?
1. What does this text command us to do? Why does this commandment end with God's reminder to us that we were slaves in the land of Egypt?
2. Now that most of us do not live in agricultural settings, how can we apply these laws to our own gathering of resources?
1. Why should we help our enemies?
2. Are there ever instances when we should disregard this verse?
3. What is the significance of "bread and water?" (as opposed to generic "food and drink")