Leviticus 23

Do you have regular celebrations of worship unto the Lord?

In Leviticus 23 we see the Lord outlining all of Israel’s festivals and holy days. These were to be days of corporate worship where they could remind themselves of the Lord’s faithfulness and provision in their lives.

First, there was the weekly sabbath. This was a reminder of the Lord’s work in creation, as well as a reminder to rest and reflect on the Lord’s goodness on a regular basis.

Next, in the Spring there were three festivals. The first was the Passover, a picture of the Lord’s salvation. This was then followed by the firstfruits & feast of weeks. Both of these were harvest festivals to remind Israel of the Lord’s provision and faithfulness in giving them their daily bread.

In the Fall we find three more festivals, all occurring back-to-back. First is the feast of trumpets, which is to serve as a week of preparation for the Day of Atonement, which immediately follows. The Day of Atonement is a reminder of the Lord’s redemption and forgiveness of sin. Finally, the Feast of Booths is a remembrance of their time in the wilderness and how the Lord guided them out of the land of Egypt.

These were annual reminders for the people of Israel of the Lord’s goodness. In your own life, aside from major holidays & weekly church gatherings, do you regularly celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness?

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