We’ve just reached one of the pinnacle moments in Exodus, when God reveals Himself to His people and speaks directly to them. However, the Israelites didn’t like hearing from God. They wanted to keep Him at arm’s length. So Moses went up to the mountain to meet with God and receive from Him the rest of the commands and rules God set for His newly freed people. Unlike the monarchy the Israelites came from, this nation would be formed and led by God.
The Ten Commandments. The building blocks of Judaism and, thus, Christianity. Many of us were raised with them, and were taught them from a young age. They are posted in Sunday school class rooms and displayed in prominent places. You could probably rattle them off from memory. However, we must be careful that familiarity doesn’t breed nonchalance. The Ten Commandments are not something we should take lightly. They are the standards our holy God set for us to be a people worthy of His name.
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