Fifty years! This issue of "Moments For You" marks the beginning of its 50th year of publication. During that time millions of copies have been distributed, and we trust that many souls have been blessed by the presentation of the Word of God found in each edition.
The number "50" appears many times throughout Scripture, from its prominent use in the building and service of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:1-27:21; Numbers 4), to the number of soldiers in a unit (2 Kings 1:1-18; Isaiah 3:3), and even the number of people who dined together during the feast of the 5,000 (Luke 9:14). However, the two instances of the number 50 in Scripture that stood out the most to us in preparing this issue are in relation to Jubilee and Pentecost. Each is a fascinating subject, and each has its importance for us today.
We heartily encourage you to read Leviticus 23:1-44; 25:1-55, as well as Acts 2:1-47 before proceeding with the rest of the articles found here.
—T. Don Johnson