THIS MORNING’S DISTRACTION
Lev 23:37 “These are the appointed feasts of Yahveh, which you will proclaim as times of holy convention, for presenting to Yahveh food offerings, ascending offerings and tribute offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its proper day,
Lev 23:38 besides Yahveh’s Sabbaths and besides your gifts and besides all your solemn pledge offerings and besides all your spontaneous voluntary offerings, which you give to Yahveh.
Lev 23:39 “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you will celebrate the feast of Yahveh seven days. On the first day will be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day will be a solemn rest.
Lev 23:40 And you will take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you will rejoice in Yahveh’s sight your God seven days.
Lev 23:41 You will celebrate it as a feast to Yahveh for seven days in the year. It is a permanent prescription throughout your generations; you will celebrate it in the seventh month.
Lev 23:42 You will stay in booths for seven days. All native Israelites will stay in huts,
Lev 23:43 that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel stay in huts when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am Yahveh your God.”
Lev 23:44 Thus Moses declared to the people of Israel the appointed feasts of Yahveh.
that your generations may know
This morning I am a little distracted doing my devotions. I am visiting my daughter and her family in the USA, and my granddaughter is showing me her play-doh toy. I really enjoy my time with my grandchildren. They are very special to me. They light up my face when I am around them.
The Israelites loved their children and grandchildren too. They shared their lives and experiences with the next generations, so they would never forget that God had brought them freedom, and gave them their land.
LORD, help us to invest our time in the lives of the next generations, so that they may know about you, too.