We’re excited to delve into the fourth feast of Leviticus 23 this week. Once the Israelites reached the Promised Land, they celebrated the Feast of Firstfruits and the Feast of Weeks, which was also known as Shavuot or Pentecost. The season between the two feasts spanned 50 days and was known as “Counting the Omer” in which the people harvested the final spring crop and gave a daily blessing of thanks to God for His provision. The days were full of joy and excitement, and the season ended with a special celebration on the 50th day, a day that also marked when God gave the Torah at Mount Sinai 50 days after the exodus from Egypt.
We will discussing Chapter 5, “The Feast of Weeks,” from Erin Davis’ book 7 Feasts when we gather for study on Thursday. Here are some of the Scriptures referenced this week:
Isaiah 40:31 Psalm 27:13-14 Lamentations 3:25 2 Corinthians 1:20 Acts 1:1-2:12 Galatians 5:16 Colossians 1:16-18
We encourage you to listen or watch the teaching connected to Chapter 5 before our time together on Thursday. If you’d like a little more context and personal reflection, here are the posts you may have missed in our feasts series here at ufcwomen.blog:
Giving Our First and Best to Jesus | An Impossible Task | Psalms of Passover | Crushing Egypt’s Gods | Telling Our Passover Stories | Jewish Calendar | Guidance for Wandering Well
Watch for a special spring break audio series next Sunday through Saturday — March 20-26 — from Brianna Hines about honoring God with our health. You’ll find each podcast and blog post here on the blog and in your inbox each morning.