Leviticus 23: Sacred Assemblies

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.

As I continue to chronicle through my handwriting project through the pages of Scripture, I am slowly realizing that much of what God teaching is to point us toward him. His goal is our worship of him. Only then do we live sacred.

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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.

Leviticus 1: The Lord Speaks

“The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting.” -Leviticus 1:1

Leviticus is known as a book of laws. It is, but it is much more. It is the revelation of God through Moses to the nations of Israel. Why did God choose Moses rather than someone else?

Moses was chosen because of God’s will, not the will of Moses. Moses didn’t want to serve. God had other plans.

Sound familiar?

We often accept where we are today as “good enough.” God may have much more in store for us. Will you say yes? Will you remain faithful after saying yes?

This is the challenge of Leviticus–not laws, but the Lord. Will you follow his way above your own? If your answer is yes, then get ready. Still today, God is ready to speak–to you.

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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.


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