Thinking. Praying. Remembering.

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God cared so deeply about this day that He directed all normal activity was to stop! Everyone was to spend their time in reflection and prayer. Everyone—rich and poor, young and old—was to look seriously at their lives.

They were to think about what they had done in the past—about their attitude and behavior, their possessions and priorities, their habits and lifestyles, their personal relationships, and their relationship with God. They were to think about His holiness, humble themselves before Him, and turn away from sin and anything that displeased Him.

Today begins the celebration of this Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah. This day also begins a 10-day period known as the High Holy Days…10 days to ponder and pray…10 days to think about life’s meaning and purpose.

Many Christians have forgotten the importance of Rosh Hashanah. They seem to have forgotten that God Himself declared that the commemoration of this day was to be a “permanent statute,” a day to be remembered forever.

Why is this so important? This is God’s annual reminder for all of His people to remember that we will have to give an account for everything we say and do. It’s a day to humble ourselves before Him and ask Him to search our hearts and cleanse us from sin, unclean thoughts, impure motives, and pride.

Remember: This day is important to God. Make it important for you as well! Keep this appointment. Allow the Lord to search your heart and cleanse you from sin. Let Him give you a new start! Give thanks for Jesus Christ, our hope and salvation!