MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
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Daily Bread is pleased to have you join us at
Mount Sinai, where the children of Israel have been sanctifying themselves
for the last two days, getting ready to hear God speak to Moses. He told
Moses that He would be in a thick cloud on the mountain and the people would
hear when He spoke to Moses and believe him for ever.
There must have been an awful lot of
emotion in the camp at that time. Picture to yourself standing at the foot
of a mountain that is quaking and covered in a thick dark cloud of smoke,
and you're waiting to hear the voice of God in your ears. You feel scared,
guilty, amazed, humbled, ashamed, hopeful, apprehensive, whew! The one
thing you do know is that what you don't want to do is step over the
boundaries that Moses set up around the mount or you know that God will
God spoke all these words to the
I am the Lord your God, who have
brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of slavery.
You will have no other gods but me.
You will not make any carved image or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven, on earth or in the water.
You will not worship them or serve them,
because I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the sin of the
fathers on their children up to the third and fourth generation of them that
hate me and showing mercy to thousands of them that love me and keep my
You will not take the name of the Lord your God
in vain; for the Lord will not hold people guiltless that use His name
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six
days you will work, but the seventh day is the rest of the Lord your God and
on that day you will not do any work. Not you or your children or your
servants or your cattle or any stranger in your home. In six days the Lord
made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them and rested the
seventh day, so the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
Honor your father and your mother so you will
live a long life on the land that the Lord your God gave you.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not lie.
You shall not desire anything that belongs to
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Do you know anyone who hasn't broken
any of these commandments? You could probably talk yourself into a pretty
good guilt trip if you were to sit and ponder on these but it's important to
look at things from different points of view, as we've found out many times
already in our stories so far. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Our lives are among other things, a test to see what we will choose.
NEVER NEVER NEVER FORGET, that our Father isn't sitting up in Heaven waiting
for His children to mess up. HE IS ALL ABOUT GRACE. And He sacrificed His Son, Our Savior Jesus Christ to redeem us from sin ...
THAT is how much He loves us.
God gives us free will to
choose whatever we please. Take Adam and Eve. They were pure. They didn't
know of worldly things. They had no worries about money, food, shelter,
crime, weather, children, etc. Everything was perfect, and Satan didn't
have any problem deceiving them with less than 50 words. We learned about
how the fallen angels failed their test and God doesn't want any of His
other angels or potential angels to follow in their footsteps. God saw that
even after he wiped out humanity except for Noah and his family with the
Great Flood, there was still evil lurking on the earth. The Tower of Babel,
Sodom and Gomorrah, etc., etc., etc. It was time for laws to live by and
the Ten Commandments are God's laws to help us live righteously so we don't
fall like so many did before us.
Does it make you sit up straight in
your chair with admiration because God said, I the Lord your God am a
jealous God? Does it make you proud and respectful of His boldness,
strength, insistence, honesty, and integrity? His character is so genuine
and filled with truth. It must have been overwhelming to the people because
with the thunder and lightning, the noise of the trumpet and the mountain
smoking, they backed up and stood far off. God's presence frightened them.
They said to Moses in fear, If you talk to us we'll listen, but don't let
God speak to us for fear that we'll die.
Moses answered, Don't be afraid. God
has come to test you so that His fear will be in front of your eyes and you
won't sin. They stayed far away and Moses went into the thick darkness
where God was. The Lord said to him, Say this to the children of Israel.
You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. You will not make
from me gods of silver, or for you, gods of gold. You will make for me an
altar of earth and will sacrifice burnt offerings of your sheep and oxen on
it. In all the places where I write my name, I will come to you and bless
you. And if you will make me an altar of stone, don't build it of cut
stone, because if you lift up a tool on it, you have made it unclean.
Neither will you go up by steps to my altar.
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So the people heard God speak the Ten
Commandments to them, and their fear compelled them to beg Moses to ask God
to talk with him instead of directly to them.
We're already halfway through the book of Exodus with many more interesting
things to learn ahead of us. Many people think that the Ten Commandments are
the only laws of God, but we'll learn about many others as we press on with
our study of Exodus. Join us next time and we'll talk about more
of them in your Daily Bread.