The tenth day of the tenth Jewish month in the Bible is a date that no Jew who knows his history will take lightly. Although their 10th month corresponds to part of December not October it can still be considered the 10th day of the 10th month. Through many prophets God revealed to the tribe of Judah now known as Israel that their worshipping of idols and other misdeeds would cause them many trials and tribulations. In the days of King Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah and others God sent prophets like Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, Micah and more to warn Judah to turn from her ways. God finally told them that they would be captured by Babylon, then the strongest empire in the world. Its headquarters were in present-day Iraq.
God especially told the prophet Ezekiel to make a note of this date – the 10th day of the 10th month. Eze 24:1,2 says “Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day.”
2 Kings 25:1 adds “And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.” (See the parallel text Jer. 52:4).
Obviously this was a day that God wanted to be remembered so He allowed it on a numerically memorable day. There are lessons in all this for all of us. Not because we have been blessed by God we can continue in sin. God is merciful and patient but the longest rope has an end. We must put away our sins. David was highly favored but yet he was punished when he killed and committed adultery with his one of his best soldier’s wife. Josiah was highly favored of God but his sons were punished when they did not walk in the godly footsteps of their father. In fact it was in their time that Babylon laid siege to Jerusalem.He will not tolerate sin.
It was once said of Israel in Deut. 4:7 “For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?.”
Yet they were allowed to go into Babylonian captivity. Yes, God will not tolerate sin in even a highly-favored nation. As I said, God will not tolerate sin. God loves the sinner but He hates the sin. That is why He sent His son to die for us.
Rom. 5:8 says “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Heb 4:7 says “… To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
Let me close with this appeal:
Isa 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
So let the 10th day of the 10th month remind us that sin will not be tolerated in the best of us.
Disclaimer: Please note that the author does not support any numerology that includes psychic readings or the Kabbalah. They are certainly not of God.
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