Day One – הַיּוֹם יוֹם אֶחָד לָעמֶֹר
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and to Him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
“I pledge allegiance to….”
To many of us who have grown up in America, we would finish this statement with, “…the flag of the United States of America.” Of course, saying the pledge has gone out of vogue. In our consumer saturated world, allegiances last as long as the product or service remains popular, fresh, and useful. As disciples of Yeshua, we should know what it means to serve a King, especially when we feel weary (Gal 6:9). In Yeshua, the above Scripture has started to be fulfilled. We see in Him the ruler’s staff that will not depart. Yet, we do not see our King in the fullness of His reign. Some day we will!
Do we have our own versions of a pledge? What is it? How often do you say it? (Hint: think of how blessings start.) Consider this: How did people throughout history declare their loyalty to their kings? How do I declare my daily loyalty to my King?
Resources for Day 1 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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