Leviticus 23 offers a list of seven different sacred assemblies the Israelites were to follow. They included the Sabbath, Passover, Offering of the Firstfruits, Festival of Weeks, Festival of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Festival of Tabernacles. Why were these days set apart as sacred? To worship the Lord.
In our modern world, holidays are considered a time to rest or celebrate. Yet the word “holiday” originally referred to a holy day. The Catholic Church set apart several days as holy, similar to what the Jewish people observed in ages past. When we celebrate Christmas, Easter, or other Christian special day, we are to see it as a holy day, an opportunity to worship the Lord.
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.