“And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work” (v25). In addition to the weekly Sabbath, festivals like the Passover and Feast of Weeks were annual, week-long celebrations of God’s faithfulness. The Israelites were commanded to regularly rest and remember that their land, their harvest, their animals, and their families belonged to God. Only by focusing on Him and trusting in His provision could they continue to thrive.
“My offering … my pleasing aroma” (v2). God enjoys our offerings not because He needs them, but because they are a “pleasing aroma” to Him as evidence of our gratitude and trust.