The Lord wanted the Israelites to set aside seven days when they would dwell in tents to remember the 40-year sojourn of the generation that came out of Egypt.
The Lord would choose the place for them to observe the Feast, and He explained why,
“Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice” (Deuteronomy 16.15).
They held this seven-day feast to the Lord in the place He designated, because He was the One who would bless them in all their produce and in all the work of their hands, leading to rejoicing on their part.
Therefore, it should have been natural for them to want to keep this seven-day Feast.
Even as Israel praised the Lord and rejoiced in Him for what He did for them, so the rest of the world, and especially the church, can rejoice in Him for the same reasons.
We do not have to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, because our forefathers have not had the same experience, but let each of us in some way, remember the goodness of our God toward us!
- Deuteronomy 16.13 – Observe the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days (sevensinthebible.com)
- Deuteronomy 16.9 – Count seven weeks to the Feast of Weeks (sevensinthebible.com)
- Deuteronomy 16.8 – Seven days of unleavened, topped with a sacred assembly (sevensinthebible.com)
- Leviticus 23. The religious festivals and feasts (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Deuteronomy 15.12 – Seventh year release (sevensinthebible.com)
- Deuteronomy 15.9 – Do not take advantage of the seventh year of debt release (sevensinthebible.com)
- Deuteronomy 15.1 – Debts released every seven years (sevensinthebible.com)