9 October 2022 - Succot, or Tabernacles, is a holy day where God’s people are commanded to rejoice. But when we look around at the situation in the world today, how can we celebrate? It will be helpful, in our anxiety and fear of what the future might bring, to look at the context of time and place of this holiday. First, it comes right after Yom Kippur when there has been repentance and reconciliation with God and our neighbors. Secondly, it recalls God’s provision in the wilderness – a place of scarcity and danger. This is God’s prescription: when we come into right relationship with Him, we will be able to trust Him despite the circumstances. We can be grateful that He has and will indeed provide a table in the wilderness.
Sermon readings; Deuteronomy 16:13-17, Leviticus 23:33 -43, Luke 17:11-19.
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