“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.” Leviticus 23:34-35
The Israelites were commanded to make booths, tents temporary dwelling places. To represent the tents or booths that the children of Israel dwelt in for forty years. For us what a great way to look at this world, it really is only temporary! We may live 70, 80, 90 years or even more! No matter what its still temporary!
“I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.” Psalm 119:19
As believers we really are strangers in a strange Land (the world) and if we look around us it’s getting stranger! One of the traditions done on Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is to build their booths to be a bit flimsy; not super stable! I like this because in many ways it represents us being flimsy; not super stable! The good news is the LORD is stable and rock solid! The Feast of Tabernacles should remind us of that this world is temporary and dwelling with the LORD is for eternity!
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-4
When we look at the appointed times of the LORD found here in Leviticus 23, we can see so much of His heart for us, that gives us the hope of heaven! Remember this world is temporary and heaven is for eternity! So let us live for the LORD who is steadfast and strong, not like us who are flimsy! Have a blessed day!