devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2351
Num 29:1 “On the first day of the seventh month you will have a sacred convention. You will not do any ordinary work. It is a day for you to blow the trumpets,
Num 29:2 and you will offer an ascending offering, for a soothing aroma to Yahveh: one bull from the herd, one ram, seven male lambs a year old — all perfect;
Num 29:3 also their tribute offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah for the bull, two tenths for the ram,
Num 29:4 and one tenth for each of the seven lambs;
Num 29:5 with one male goat for a mistake offering, to provide reconciliation for you;
Num 29:6 besides the ascending offering of the new moon, and its tribute offering, and the regular ascending offering and its tribute offering, and their drink offering, according to the rule for them, for a soothing aroma, a fire offering to Yahveh.
The Jewish civil calendar begins on this first day of the seventh month. Although it is now called “Rosh Hashannah” (beginning of the year), it is described here as “Yom Teruah” (a day for you to blow the trumpets [vs. 1]).
“It is a solemn day of soul-searching, forgiveness, repentance and remembering God’s judgment, as well as a joyful day of celebration, looking forward to God’s goodness and mercy in the New Year” (https://www.thoughtco.com/feast-of-trumpets-700184).
Take time today to seek the newness he offers through Christ.
LORD, you are making all things new. Renew us!