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Yom Kippur  (Guest view: Sign in below, or sign up)

Holiest Day of the Year

Tags:  atonement, holy of holies, presence of God, Yom Kippur

Thought for the Week:

Yom Kippur is a day of selflessness where we approach the King of kings. It is a day of setting aside our own desires in favor of His. We offer thanks for the atonement He has given us in Messiah Yeshua and pray for strength that in this next year we might be more conformed to Him.

Commentary:

The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year. All of God's appointed times are holy to the LORD, but the Day of Atonement is the holiest of all. It is set apart even from the other holy days.

All other Sabbaths and holidays are times of feasting and celebration. However, on the Day of Atonement, everyone is commanded to afflict himself through fasting and abstinence. The LORD says, "If there is any person who will not afflict his soul on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people" (Leviticus 23:29).

The LORD said to Moses, "Tell your brother Aaron th…

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