Welcome back, friends! As summer gives way to fall, we are considering Israel’s changing seasons. We began yesterday considering Israel as God’s Ordained Timepiece. Today, we’ll touch on another timepiece very specific to Israel, but very instructional to us as believers: the seven major feasts of Israel.
As we roll into a new season of Biblical feasts, it is important to understand what has passed and what is ahead. We are coming out of a pandemic season that has left deep scars on families who have lost loved ones, children who were unnecessarily masked and held out of school, and an economic mess we have not seen in over 50 years. Some predict economic catastrophe to come, as well as energy crises around the globe. On the bright side, spiritual interest is spiking in some regions of the world, and a greater interest may well be on the horizon as things get more and more difficult on this earth.
In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon wisely wrote that there is a season for everything under the sun. We are entering a new season, ordained by God!
Could the new season result in a soon-coming spiritual harvest? Will the pressures of life drive people toward or away from the God of seasons? The Bible tells us there will be times of shaking and sifting of His people, then separation of wheat and tares, as God reveals whose are His.
Dear friends, just as Israel enters a feast season, we are entering a new season as well. May this be a season in which we cling to the Rock of our Salvation, and may we constantly make ourselves available for the great harvest that will surely come during difficult days ahead.
Join us again tomorrow at the virtual study table as we continue viewing Israel’s changing seasons.