Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
(Psalms 122:6 (NIV))
What do you know about Rosh Hashanah?
For that matter, what do you know about any of the roots of our Judeo-Christian ethic? Do you pray for the nation of Israel? Do you pray for Jerusalem? Do you understand the importance of the Jewish holy days? Do you realize that the prophesies that Jesus fulfilled all took place on the Jewish holy days that represented what He was actually doing? For this very reason, many people pay attention to the Jewish calendar since it is the basis for all things that have unfolded through Jesus up to this point.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sun down on Wednesday of this year. It literally means the “Head of the Year” and is often called the Jewish New Year. It is also looked upon as the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.
There is so much to our faith that is not known simply because we, the Body of Christ, have chosen to ignore the history of the foundation of God’s Word.
I venture to say that we would be very surprised at the correlation of our current understanding with the historical understanding. Each can shed new light on the other. For example, we all know that Jesus is the bread of life, but did you know that Bethlehem translates as “the house of bread?”
There is so much that we should know about our Jewish history.
I can hear too many of you thinking that you are not Jewish so why should it matter.
Who was Jesus?
What lineage did He come from?
What lineage are His followers grafted into?
Where will Jesus physically return?
Do you know the family history of the troubles in the Middle East?
There is so much of what we believe that owes its existence to Israel, yet, too many of us don’t even realize that we worship a living Savior who came to this earth through the blood lines of Israel.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!