God’s calendar

The Biblical spring feasts, which commemorate the death and resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus) and outpouring of the Holy Spirit, are fast approaching (Passover begins at sundown March 30). Does the church world notice or care? Even Jews in Old Testament times were indifferent to God’s calendar, which provoked the response below in Malachi 3:7.

You have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.

The Hebrew word for “ordinance,” choq, means set time, appointment or statute. The word generally has religious or ceremonial significance. Chuqqah, the feminine form of choq, is used in connection with Passover in Exodus 12:43. God’s feast days were dress rehearsals for the first and second coming of Messiah. Jews of Malachi’s generation weren’t interested.

If God doesn’t change, why would He feel any different today about Jewish and Gentile followers of Yeshua who neglect His feast days, which are eternal?

Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a retired newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth

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