Monday, July 31, 2017

Numbers 29:1 -- On Rejoicing for a Day

"And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you."
Numbers 29:1

Reading this today, it reminded me of the Lord setting aside the Sabbath day in Leviticus 23:3: "Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings."

The addition of cool trumpets got me thinking about the whole idea as a sort of celebration.  Not avoiding work because God hates work, because he totally doesn't, but because he wants us to set aside some time to get together and enjoy and interact.  Maybe not a wild party, but still... kind of a party. :)

And ... maybe that's the way we should think about the Sabbath Day as well.  Fewer trumpets, but still a celebration and an opportunity to rejoice.  Not making light of sacred things, but letting go of the worries of the world, and focusing on joy and hope and goodness... taking a day off from the negative and the worries that we normally have to encounter.

Today, let's rejoice in all that God gives us, and take the opportunity to rejoice that he has placed before us. :)

1 comment:

  1. "I enjoy in God's work"maybe that's the sign of Faith worship.
    A test of sheep.Umm!U never know who's the true Saint?
    Some are lukewarm Lol. 😐🙆


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