In Exodus 12:14, God commanded, “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance."
In Numbers 15:38, we learned that God directed His children once again: “Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel.”
In Malachi 1:10-13, we learn exactly how God feels when we take Him for granted and choose not to remember His commands: “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty. “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’ And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the LORD Almighty. “When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the LORD.
What this verse is referring to, is that when church becomes a burden or a bore, and you start finding all sorts of excuses not to attend, that God is and always will be the Almighty and that as creator of all, will always have dominion over all. So no matter how far you stray from God, your failings will be a direct result of that. We must remember to stay connected at all times to God.
In Luke 22:15-20, Jesus speaks to his disciples at the Passover dinner:
“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the
Lastly, in John 12:23-36, we hear Jesus say: “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.