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  • Writer's pictureArdith Arnelle `Price

God’s Heart & Rosh Hashanah

Psalm 40:8 - “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.” (AMP)

Psalm 40 verse 8 describes Jehovah as affirming that (1) offered sacrifice must follow a heart attitude (faith-filled contrition, delight, and gratitude) or else it means nothing (see Psalm 51:16-19), and (2) the animal sacrifices never satisfied God’s qualification for sin, “for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (Heb 10:4). Therefore, Jesus conquered the practice of blood and goat, ram, and lamb sacrifice and HE became the lamb for humanity.

At sundown on September 15, 2023, Rosh Hashanah begins, a time to celebrate the Creation of the World and the creation of Adam and Eve. Along with the holiday festivities, Jewish people also use this time to meditate on their personal growth and goals for the upcoming year.

Following Rosh Hashanah, then Teshuvah begins. It is the central theme of the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as the “Ten Days of Teshuvah.” The translation of Teshuvah from the Hebrew language is repentance. Still, the literal meaning is return, as if turning back to something you’ve strayed from or looked away from Almighty God.

As our Jewish brothers and sisters reflect during this time, they may light candles and recite prayers. Christian believers find time for introspection and repentance to strengthen their faith walk. Our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrate certain holidays that are also important for us to observe now so we will be ready to worship Father God in the millennium reign.

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