Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord. (Psalms 89:15 NLT)
Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, (Psalm 89:15 ESV)
Blessed is the people that know the shout of joy: they walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name are they joyful all the day, and in thy righteousness are they exalted. For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. For Jehovah is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel, our king. (Psalms 89:15-18 DARBY)
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance! (Psalm 89:15 AMP)
The feasts seem to point to spiritual blessings ….. so ‘feasts’ can encourage us …. But nevertheless there needs to be personal appropriation, personal faith and commitment.
Just by attending a festival will not benefit us ……
We have to enter into the meaning of the celebration ….
Let the meaning of the event transform us …….
The festivals must lead to life transformation…..
The meaning of the event must spill into everyday life…….
Festivals were key for the people of God under the old covenant ………
Meeting together to count our spiritual blessings a key for the people of God under the new?