I wrote three previous posts concerning the talk I gave in Singapore, which dealt with G-d’s Biblical Calendar. Due to travel and holidays, I never posted the last increment of time…the year.
In Judaism, we speak about 4 New Years: Kings, Trees, Year, and cattle. The Jewish calendar serves to demarcate both holiday observances and numerous time-bound obligations. To ensure that certain commandments were completed at their appointed times, four different Jewish new years were established to provide boundaries and markers for these activities. For example, since the Israelites were required to contribute a tenth of the current year’s produce, they had to know exactly when the current agricultural year began and ended.
How can following the Biblical Calendar be a blessing?
Disorganization can be one of the greatest obstacles to thriving spiritual success. Disorganization can even cause a level of spiritual and emotional discouragement.
In Hebrews 12, Paul talks about living an unencumbered life so we can run our spiritual race and attain our eternal crown. There is a genuine need for G-d’s people to be organized people so we can perform at our best spiritually for G-d. How we organize our lives is all about how we daily organize and capitalize on the greatest potential in worshiping our Creator! Our whole lives need to be infused with how G-d wants us to worship Him and conduct our daily living. How we live should glorify G-d (1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 2:9)!
With the Fall Festivals just concluding, this is a great time to begin implementing the Biblical calendar into your life. You can download apps which can help you keep track. I downloaded the Shabbat Times app, which tells me what time Shabbat begins and ends, no matter where I am in the world. It also tells me the current Torah Portion reading and updates on upcoming holidays. I would caution, however, that it does not come from a believer’s perspective, so what is sometimes shared as Biblical actually is not.