Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee. ~Deuteronomy 16:16-17
A marker is a form of identification. When we lay down a marker, we are telling people about something we have committed to do. It is a firm verification of a present or future performance that is vital to yourself and others. This morning, we are looking at three important occurrences that God placed on the Jewish calendar. These occurrences became markers that were intended to have the Israelites purposely set aside time to remember and celebrate God’s goodness and continuous working in their lives.
We see divine REQUIREMENT.
“Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose… and they shall not appear before the Lord empty.” God required that every male in Israel would appear before the Lord at three feasts. This requirement meant that