The Simple Feast of Trumpets 

Old Testament: Lev 23.23–25

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 22–23 on February 16, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

In America, and I would assume in the rest of the world, we have several holidays and most of them have music associated with them, but the music is secondary to the holiday. However, the children of Israel had a feast that centered around music: 

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.”

– Leviticus 23.23–25 

Numbers 29 shows that offerings were associated with this feast, but this feast was first about the trumpets. Today this feast is known as Rosh Hashanah. 

We know the Lord loves music because of this feast, but also in the New Testament he tells us to sing, because he wants to hear the musical instrument that he created, the human voice. 


  • What was Israel to do on that feast day? 
  • What is your favorite music? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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