Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday's Word, Leviticus 23:23-32


And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.


1 comment:

Cristake said...

Beyond that specific day that Leviticus 23 mentions, I think how some of my Christian brethren keep the holy days... especially the Easter and Christmas: drinking too much or eating too much, so the emergency rooms have a lot to do in these time. At least, this is the situation here. Even I, in my past youth, got drunk in this kind of days... and now looking back with a bitter smile at my foolishness. I guess most of us cannot listen and respect a moral law unless a punishment - even a little one, comes over.