Project 5782 | Day 5

Maranatha!
~ Sabbath Day ~

Scripture Portion

Thoughts:
I know that I started this whole thing with Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Booths). I also realize that this may be out of the norm for most Christians, which I understand. As a follower of Christ, I do find great value in following the festivals of our God and think it would behoove any follower of Christ to so do. Now, this is not the place for theological volleying back and forth, however, if you wish to email me, feel free. I just want to bring two things to your attention in this regard. (1) Many debate whether we “have to” follow these ways, but I see it as a wonderful opportunity to worship Christ as all of the Biblical Holy days point to the work He has done, or the work He will accomplish in the future. (2) This festival especially has significance to our future! When Christ returns, all the nations will be obligated to follow this holiday. Yes, all the nations, even those who are not a part of His people. As such, how much more should we, His people, observe these wonderful days. In either case, I pray a blessed Sabbath to you today. May you spend time at His feet beloved!

Zechariah 14.3-7; 16-19
3 Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. 5 And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

6 On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. 7 And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light.

16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. 17 And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain on them. 18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain; there shall be the plague with which the Lord afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. 19 This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. (ESV)

Sacrifice of Our Lips/Praise

Fruit of Our Lips

Liturgical Portion

Psalm 92
1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, *
and to sing praises unto your Name, O Most High,
2 To tell of your loving-kindness early in the morning, *
and of your faithfulness in the night season,
3 Upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the lute, *
with the sound of melody upon the harp.
4 For you, Lord, have made me glad by your deeds, *
and I will shout for joy because of your handiwork.
5 O Lord, how glorious are your works; *
your thoughts are very deep.
6 The dull of heart does not consider this, *
and a fool does not understand it:
7 Though the ungodly are as green as the grass, and though
all the workers of wickedness flourish, *
they shall be destroyed for ever; but you, Lord, are
the Most High for evermore.
8 For lo, your enemies, O Lord, lo, your enemies shall perish, *
and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.
9 But my horn shall be exalted like the horns of wild bulls; *
for I am anointed with fresh oil.
10 My eye also shall see its desire upon my enemies, *
and my ear shall hear with joy the end of the wicked
who rise up against me.
11 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, *
and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.
12 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord *
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
13 They also shall bring forth fruit in their old age, *
and shall be green and full of sap,
14 That they may show how upright the Lord is, *
my rock, in whom there is no unrighteousness.
from The Psalter, Book of Common Prayer, Anglican Liturgy Press: Huntington Beach, 2019, pgs. 390-391

Prayer

a collect for sabbath rest Saturday
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from
all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures:
Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly
prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here
upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to
your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– from Book of Common Prayer, Anglican Liturgy Press: Huntington Beach, 2019, pg. 24

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  1. It’s important and a way to sustain our faith by resting at our Lord’s feet.

    • Amen! I am just getting ready to finish reading through Revelation and this phrase has a fresh perspective for me. Thanks for sharing.


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