Sunday, May 27, 2007

Happy Shavuot

What?

In order to understand Pentecost, the fifth week after Passover. Shavuot was the the Feast of Fiving of the Law, a riminder of the Jewish Creed, "My father was a wandering Aramean..." Deuteronomy 26:5, a wandering people in the desert, awaiting the fulfillment of God's promise. It was also the time when they remembered God's gifts in the desert the giving of the Law, and the fullfillment of the promise with the first harvest festival in Israel.

Thus the importance of The Law no longer written on tablets of stone but on men's hearts.

1 comment:

Henry said...

Moses received the Law on the top Mount Sinai on Shavuot. The Church received the Holy Spirit inside a locked room on a Shavuot, the first Pentecost. And Babel was undone.