Day of Atonement

Day of Atonement
Leviticus 23:27-32 
27. “On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.
28. “And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim.
29. “For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
30. “And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people.
31. “You do no work – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32. ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”
Merriam-Webster Defines Afflict as:
  1. obsolete  :  humble
I use the “obsolete” definition because it matches more closely to the meaning used in the bible.
Merriam-Webster Defines Humble as:
  1. not proud or haughty :  not arrogant or assertive

  2. reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission

A couple verses about being humble.
Matthew 11:29
29. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you shall find rest for your beings.
James 4:6
6. But He gives greater favour. Because of this He says, “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favor to the humble.”
We are to do no work on this day. And equally important is that we are to afflict our being. Not doing faith will get you destroyed and/or cut off from His people. Simply said we are to humble ourselves before our maker.
Some ways to afflict your being is to:
  1. Accept Your Limitations
  2. Recognize your own faults
  3. Be grateful for what you have
  4. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
  5. Admit your mistakes
  6. Avoid bragging
Just some ways that you can afflict or humble your being. The point is, swallow your pride and accept that you are not all that nor will you truly ever be. For some of us this is a challenge.  We are but a vapor that is here for only a moment. When you realize that you are nothing and He is everything that is a rather humbling thought. It is a time to reflect and to confess and to repent. It is a time to recognize the power and glory of our Creator.
Bless you in Yeshua’s name!

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