Psalms 81:4

4 A day decreed by God, solemnly ordered by the God of Jacob.

Psalms 81:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 81:4

For this was a statute for Israel
It was not a piece of will worship, or device of the children of Israel, but was of divine institution; that the passover should be kept at the time it was; and that the trumpets should be blown on the new moon, or first of Tisri; and that the feast of tabernacles should be kept on the fifteenth of the same month:

and a law of the God of Jacob;
and therefore to be observed by Jacob's posterity: the law for the one is in ( Exodus 12:18 Exodus 12:19 ) and for the other is in ( Leviticus 23:24 Leviticus 23:34 ) and so all the ordinances of Christ, and of the Gospel dispensation, are to be regarded on the same account, because they are the statutes and appointments of God; and the feast of tabernacles is particularly put for them all, ( Zechariah 14:16 ) .

Psalms 81:4 In-Context

2 Anthems from the choir, music from the band, sweet sounds from lute and harp,
3 Trumpets and trombones and horns: it's festival day, a feast to God!
4 A day decreed by God, solemnly ordered by the God of Jacob.
5 He commanded Joseph to keep this day so we'd never forget what he did in Egypt. I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me:
6 "I took the world off your shoulders, freed you from a life of hard labor.
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