September 19, 2018
the Jewish day of
It is the holiest day of the Jewish year.
It occurs 10 days after Rosh Hashanah.
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As believers in Jesus,
we do not have to
the Jewish feast days.
Yet, I learn a lot from understanding
the Jewishness of the Bible.
Before we continue this page,
we share an interesting audio teaching
that you might like:
Yom Kippur is about repentance.
It is a day that highlights to the Jews that they need to be RIGHT with GOD.
Romans 10:1 tells us that God wants us to pray that the Jewish people not only seek God the Father, but that they recognize and accept Jesus and his sacrifice for their sins.
For me, repentance takes my mind to the cross.
I remember an old hymn that said, “Jesus, keep me near the cross.”
God has shown me the wisdom
of staying near the cross.
I want to stay near the cross.
I want to keep a tender heart that easily asks for forgiveness from my Heavenly Father.
I want to be like David –
who was a man after God’s heart.
I cry out as David did,
“Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.”
Here is that Great Hymn
"Near the Cross"
LYRICS by Fanny Crosby
Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain
Free to all, a healing stream
Flows from Calvary’s mountain.
In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.
Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me.
Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day,
With its shadows o’er me.
Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river.