06: God the Lawgiver – Thought Starters
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“Uncle Jim is coming,”  Mom announced one morning. “Whoopee!” “When?” “He should be here any minute. I think that’s him at the front door. Could you let him in, Marcia?” Uncle Jim was tall and lanky. He looked like he could drop a basketball in the net without even stretching. Marcia and her brother Tim … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Law in the New Covenant
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From the start, the principles of the Ten Commandments were given to humanity out of the Lord’s love for people. The law has always been intended to be a blessing. You obey the law, and you are greatly protected from the ravages of sin; you disobey, and you face the inevitable consequences of transgression. Who … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Law and the Prophets
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Little controversy exists over the existence of the Law in the period after Sinai. The Old Testament writings are filled with references to the law. And though, so often, those references deal with Israel’s transgression of the law and the subsequent punishments that came, other texts reveal the great love and reverence many in Israel … [Click to read more …]

The Lawgiver and Promise Giver
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Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  Whosoever therefore shall break one … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Sabbath Before Sinai
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God doesn’t reveal how He communicated the eternal principles of His law to humanity before Mount Sinai, but the evidence is clear and substantial that the giving of the law on Sinai was not the world’s initial exposure to its precepts.1 Many people, forced to concede that point, argue instead that it was only the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Law At Sinai
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Read Exodus 19:18, 19; 20:18; Deuteronomy 5:22; and Hebrews 12:21, descriptions of the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai. Why would it be something so terrifying?  1 “The people of Israel were overwhelmed with terror. The awful power of God’s utterances seemed more than their trembling hearts could bear. For as God’s great rule of right was presented before … [Click to read more …]