A time for no work

Numbers Bible Background

03.02.2019 – Old Testament: Num 29.35–38

To read the Bible in a year, read Numbers 28–29 on March 2, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

The Lord wanted Israel, especially future generations, to remember how they lived during the wilderness wanderings. Therefore, He had them observe the Feast of Tabernacles in which the children of Israel would construct temporary structures as a remembrance of how they lived during that time. It also included sacrifices and for the end of the feast, the Lord said:

“On the eighth day you shall have a sacred assembly. You shall do no customary work. You shall present a burnt offering, an offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven lambs in their first year without blemish, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the ordinance; also one goat as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering” (Numbers 29.35–38).

This was a sacred time for each Israelite, for it showed them that the Lord worked in their nation and that He was for them.


  • Do you believe the Lord is for you?
  • How would you support your answer by Scripture and how would you support it by what has gone on in your life?

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