Today at sundown, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins. God made clear that this was a day to be celebrated and remembered each year. It was important to Him, a day when His o were to bring a special offering.
This was one f His appointed feasts (Leviticus 23:4-25). During his last days as their leader, Moses made sure the Joshua and the people understood the importance of the day.
This day was also Known as the “Festival of Trumpets” because of th symbolic role played by trumpets. The day was filled with the sound of trumpets calling the people to shake ofor their spiritual drowsiness. A precise number of notes were sounded, and each note had specific symbolic meaning.
Everything led up to the “Day of Atonement,” which took place 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. During this time, the people searched their lives, repented of their sins, and prepared themselves for that day.
All of us need a trumpet sounded in our lives. We could all use a new beginning. Too easily we adapt to the world’s standards and sin. We need God to shine His search into our minds and hearts, and we need to repent for our sins.
Ask God to search your heart. Humble yourself before Him. Ask Him to cleanse you from sin, unclean thoughts, impure motives, and pride. Ask Him to help you be clean in His sight.
Sound a trumpet in my life. Show me if I have done or said anything that displeases You. I want to be clean before you. In Jesus Name, Amen
There is no better time, than today to ask these things in Jesus Name. With today being God’s Appointed Day of celebration.
Shalom Peace to you, this New Year of Rash Hashanah. 5783