During the reign of Hezekiah, King of Judah, Sennacherib King of Assyria came to attack Judah. Instead of fear, Hezekiah trusted in his God and encouraged his people.
Ezekiel was living in exile in Babylon. Nevertheless, he proclaimed God’s promise to regather the people and restore the land of Israel. Even in the darkest times, Israel could have faith in God’s enduring promises.
Righteousness that is acceptable to God cannot be achieved through any rituals or church attendance. When we accept God’s grace through faith in Yeshua, His righteousness is imputed to the Believer.
As it was in Jeremiah’s day, many in Israel are still in rebellion, without fear of God. In Jeremiah’s day the answer to repentance and redemption was a return to the Law of Moses. Today the only answer is by God’s grace through faith in Yeshua. Only Yeshua is the way to God’s forgiveness. Only faith in Him can end the cycle of rebellion.
As we complete the yearly cycle of the celebrations our focus is drawn to the finality of history and the eternal Kingdom of God. But until that day the celebrations remind us of the goodness and faithfulness of God.