Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10
Feast before the Lord (Eat) For the relief of your poor brethren. (Send) Being the feast of trumpets, and the beginning of this joyful month, wherein so many days of thanksgiving were to be observed. (Holy)
Rejoice in God in serving him with chearfulness, and thankfulness, which is your duty always, but now especially, will give you that strength both of mind and body, which you greatly need, both to perform all the duties required of you, and to oppose all the designs of your enemies.