3/1/2009 11:15 pm
Pericope: Deuteronomy 16:13-15
In this passage of Scripture, I am reminded of the necessity to celebrate God’s accomplishments in our lives. Sometimes it is easy to dredge through life without taking notice of all that is really going on. I am often guilty of bringing a laundry list of requests before God in my prayers, but how often do I take to praise the Lord for all that He is doing? One of the requirements of God’s people was to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This festival was enjoyed for an entire week at harvest in the Fall, and the people would bring a share of their crop to a designated place where they would remember the work of God in their life. Particularly, the booths were a commemoration of the wanderings of the Israelites after they left Egypt. It was also a reminder of the living conditions in Egypt before they were delivered. The main idea is that God wants his people to remeber that He is at work in their life. We are to celebrate God’s kindness as he is delivering his people from a world of hurt and bondage.