**Time Given to Religion**

The children of Israel were redeemed by the Lord ( Exodus 15:1-19 ), hence they belonged to Him. It is interesting to note that the law required them to give a large amount of their time to His service.

*To the Passover*. Counting out one day for the Sabbath, they were required to give six days to the feast of the passover and unleavened bread each year; in a period of six years, thirty-six days; in a period of forty-two years, two hundred and fifty-two days ( Leviticus 23:4-8 ).*To the Feast of the Weeks*. They were required to give one day to this feast each year; in a period of six years, six days; in a period of forty-two years, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:15-21. )*To the Feast of Tabernacles*. Counting out one day for the Sabbath, they were required to give six days to this feast each year; in a period of forty-two years, two hundred and fifty-two days ( Leviticus 23:34-42 ).*To the Sabbath*. They were required to give fifty-one days to the Sabbath each year; in a period of six years, three hundred and six days; in a period of forty-two years, two thousand one hundred and forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:3 ).*To the Day of Atonement*. They were required to give one day to the atonement each year; in a period of six years, six days; in a period of forty-two years, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:26-32 ).*To the Feast of New Moons*. Counting out one day for the feast of trumpets, they were required to give eleven days to this feast each year; in a period of six years, sixty-six days; in a period of forty-two years, four hundred and sixty-two days ( Numbers 28:11-15 ; Numbers 29:1-5 Amos 8:5 ).*In a Period of Seven Years*.- Sabbaths, three hundred and six days ( Leviticus 23:3 );
- feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, thirty-six days ( Leviticus 23:4-8 );
- feast of Pentecost, six days ( Leviticus 23:15-21 );
- feast of Trumpets, six days ( Leviticus 23:23-25 );
- Atonement, six days ( Leviticus 23:26-32 );
- feast of Tabernacles, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, thirty-six days ( Leviticus 23:34-42 );
- the first of every month, counting out one day each year for the feast of Trumpets, sixty-six days ( Numbers 28:11-15 ; Amos 8:5 );
- the seventh year, three hundred and sixty days ( Leviticus 25:1-7 ).

(306 + 36 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 36 + 66 + 360 = 822). They therefore gave eight hundred and twenty-two days to their religion in seven years.

*In a Period of Forty-Nine Years*.- Sabbaths, two thousand one hundred and forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:3 );
- feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days ( Leviticus 23:4-8 );
- feast of Pentecost, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:15-21 );
- feast of Trumpets, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:23-25 );
- Atonement, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:26-32 );
- feast of Tabernacles, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days ( Leviticus 23:34-42 );
- the first of every month, counting out one day each year for the feast of Trumpets, four hundred and sixty days ( Numbers 28:11-15 ; Amos 8:5 );
- the seventh year, two thousand five hundred and twenty days ( Leviticus 25:1-7 ).

(2142 + 252 + 42 + 42 + 42 + 252 + 462 + 2520 = 5754). They therefore gave five thousand seven hundred and fifty-four days to their religion in forty-nine years.

*In a Period of Fifty Years*.- Sabbaths, two thousand one hundred and forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:3 );
- feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days ( Leviticus 23:4-8 );
- feast of Pentecost, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:15-21 );
- feast of Trumpets, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:23-25 );
- Atonement, forty-two days ( Leviticus 23:26-32 );
- feast of Tabernacles, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days ( Leviticus 23:34-42 );
- the first of every month, counting out one day each year for the feast of Trumpets, four hundred and sixty days ( Numbers 28:11-15 ; Amos 8:5 );
- the seventh year, two thousand five hundred and twenty days ( Leviticus 25:1-7 ).
- the Jubilee, three hundred and sixty days ( Leviticus 25:8-17 ).

(2142 + 252 + 42 + 42 + 42 + 252 + 462 + 2520 + 360 = 6114). They therefore gave six thousand one hundred and fourteen days to their religion in fifty years.