Leviticus 23: 26 – 32:
“26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month is a day of atonement: it shall be a holy convocation to you; and ye shall humble your souls, and offer a whole-burnt-offering to the Lord. 28 Ye shall do no work on this self-same day: for this is a day of atonement for you, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.
29 Every soul that shall not be humbled in that day, shall be cut off from among its people. 30 And every soul which shall do work on that day, that soul shall be destroyed from among its people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your habitations. 32 It shall be a holy sabbath to you; and ye shall humble your souls, from the ninth day of the month: from evening to evening ye shall keep your sabbaths.”
Yom Kippur or the day of atonement is the second fall high holiday of the Lord. This is a very holy day – the only day where our sins could be atoned for before the Lord by the High Priest. It was a day filled with humbling ourselves, affliction, sacrifices, and prayer.
This day is still filled with humbling ourselves, affliction, and prayer, but as Hebrew believers in Christ, this day is noticeably and thankfully missing the sacrifices. I am so grateful that my sins are atoned and forgiven forever in Jesus.
I created a Yom Kippur scriptures reading printable that you and your family can print out and use during your prayer and bible study time. I hope you have a meaningful day of atonement, Shalom.