Reading of the Law
Throughout the Feast, as we assemble for worship, we spend some time reading the “Law”.
In accordance with Deuteronomy 31:11-12, which reads, “when all Israel come together to appear before the Lord your God, in the place which the Lord shall choose, ye shall read this law before all Israel in their ears, having assembled the people, the men, and the women, and the children, and the stranger that is in your cities, that they may hear, and that they may learn to fear the Lord your God; and they shall hearken to do all the words of this law.”
We therefore read the Book of Deuteronomy, being a synopsis of sorts of the entire Law. Although it is true that in verse 10 the admonition is for every 7th year, we acknowledge that ancient Israel had no bibles and only some locations had access to certain scrolls.
It became important for those people to be reminded of the “entire” Law. Today, everybody that comes to the knowledge and understanding of the “Feast” can read the complete “Torah” at their leisure.
We take a few minutes each day to read 3 or 4 chapters from the Book of Deuteronomy as a tribute and reminder of this important event.