Yom Kippur Self Examination: 10 Days of Awe Series – Day Four
“Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. “For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart. ~ Exodus 20:8-11
1. Have I done work or laborious work, unnecessary work on Shabbat or YHVH’s Feast Days?
2. Have I violated the sanctity of Shabbat or the Feast Days by unwholesome or frivolous activities that detract from the sacredness, the holiness command of the Sabbath?
3. Have by my actions, words or deeds, distracted and caused others from keeping these days holy as commanded in the Torah?
4. Did I make every effort to worship “in spirit and in truth” while observing the Sabbath and Feast Days?
5. Did I allow myself to be distracted by worldly, job related, or frivolous or unwholesome concerns on Shabbat or the Feast Days?
6. Have I diligently kept the fasts of YHVH on His Feast Days?
7. Have I caused anyone else or tempted them to violate the commandments and fasting (afflicting ourselves) on the Feast Days?
8. Have I fasted properly in my heart, realizing a hunger for YHVH and life in Him, rather than legalistically, just to fulfill the physical aspect of the letter of the command?
9. Have I misrepresented the day of Shabbat?
10. Have I made it difficult for others, family or friends to observe rest on Shabbat?
11. Have I not sought YHVH where He may be found, through study of His Torah and prayer?
12. Have I not fully prepared for or not fully participated in worship either corporately or privately?
13. Have I failed to spend quality and quantity of time privately with YHVH?
14. Have I failed to develop a sense of and priority of holiness and righteousness in my life that is found in YHVH’s Torah?
15. Have I not helped “get the ox out of the ditch” when it is needed on Shabbat, or, any other time, thereby showing love and care to my neighbor by being a neighbor and covenant brother/sister?
16. Have I “quarreled and caused strife” on Shabbat? Had a “pointing finger” and “malicious talk” on Shabbat? (Is 58)
17. Have I humbled myself before YHVH?
18. Have I “loosened the chains and untied the yoke setting the oppressed free” by seeing to the physical and spiritual needs of others?
19. Have I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, ministered to the sick and injured as Yeshua tells us to do? Have we “fed His sheep”?
20. Have I “turned away my family” in need?
21. Have I honored the Shabbat by having “kept my feet from breaking Shabbat, from doing as I please, from going my own way, and from speaking idle words. Have I called the Shabbat a delight an honorable day, keeping it holy?Day Five