Unrest Continues in ‘Season of Rejoicing’

We are in Sukkot, which ends this coming Sunday, October 7. This festival is sometimes known as Zman Simchateinu—or the “Season of Rejoicing”—and is quite a contrast to the most solemn of days, Yom Kippur, which was just over a week ago.

I pray that you are living in a Season of Rejoicing! God intends for you to live in His joy, which is far deeper than happiness. So often people base their emotions on their circumstances rather than God’s Word. God does indeed have a plan for each of us, and His plan for you and me is that we live in His blessing. In fact, His Word declares in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

On the international scene, through purely ‘natural eyes,’ there is seemingly not much to rejoice about. Unrest in the Middle East continues as democracy is put into the hands of people whose values are based on an entirely different system than the Word of God. Giving rule to the majority when they don’t value life and liberty produces some very bad outcomes. (more…)