When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies. Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God.
Get Rid of the Noise
God instructed Moses to make two silver trumpets. They were to be sounded “when you go into battle,” , and also “at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon Feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings” (v.10). The trumpet blast served in getting our attention and bringing all who heard it into a shared experience. The purpose of the trumpets was to bring everyone together and drown out our personal, individual noise so we can all focus on God. The trumpets were used for celebration and war. Take some time to turn off the noise in your life. Spend some prayer time thinking about a time when we will all serve God together.