When God delivered Israel from the slavery of Egypt, He commanded them to celebrate it as a new year. That moment was for the Hebrew people, a new beginning:
“The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.”
Exodus 12:1-2 NIV
Why is having a “New Year” so significant?
A new year, in biblical terms, was the beginning of something else new too. Not only will this new year represent a beginning of the cycle anew, but also it was the very first month of the new nation of people who would be “the Lord’s own possession”. A people who would follow His law, and live by His standards.
What will this new year be for you? Do you realize that it is a new opportunity to leave the slavery that you may have been bound to? Let this year be a new beginning for you. Begin to read scripture from beginning to end. Mine all that it has for you to glean from it. And when you’re done, begin again.
May God bless you, and have a Happy New Year!