A Clean Slate Every New Year

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Leviticus 16:34

“This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.” And it was done, as the Lord commanded Moses.


These were the words of the Lord to Moses, the leader of the Israelites. He told him all the laws of the season of Atonement, and then he told Moses that this would last from here on out so mass forgiveness for the entire nation would be given by the Lord. He did this so the people of Israel could start with “A Clean Slate Every New Year.”


The season of Atonement in the fall of the Jewish calendar is a celebration of the Jewish new year. It is made up of three parts: the “Feast of Trumpets,” “Atonement,” and the “Feast of Tabernacles.” It has to do with deep repentance, the bringing of one’s best offering, and the remembrance of the 40-year Jewish sojourn in the wilderness. The power of this particular season for the Israelis was a sense in all of their lives that their sins wouldn’t carry over into the new year. They could have their sins atoned for and be given “A Clean Slate Every New Year.” Thank God for Jesus. Whenever we fail, we have the opportunity to go to Jesus and get A Clean Slate Every Minute, Every Hour, And Every Day. That’s what Jesus is ready to do for you and me right now.


Dear Jesus,

This AM, I’m so thrilled that I can come to you every minute of the day for anything. You’re always ready to help me, no matter what the case may be! Thank you, Lord. Amen

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