Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Hebrew year, is on Saturday, September 30. On it, we must remember to DENY ourselves - which, according to the Rabbis - includes fasting. In this passage alone, we see YHWH twice commanding His people to deny themselves AND to make this a "permanent regulation."
Leviticus 16: 29 "It is to be a permanent regulation for you that on the tenth day of the seventh month you are to deny yourselves and not do any kind of work, both the citizen and the foreigner living with you. 30 For on this day, atonement will be made for you to purify you; you will be clean before Adonai from all your sins. 31 It is a Shabbat of complete rest for you, and you are to deny yourselves. This is a permanent regulation."
We invite you to check out our Yom Kippur teaching that uses the illustration of the faithfulness of former Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher, Sandy Koufax, who refused to pitch in the opening game of the 1965 World Series because it was Yom Kippur!