SATURDAY, JUNE 26
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-26
The law consisted of three sections. The first, and perhaps bedrock, foundation of the law consisted of the Ten Commandments that God gave personally to the Israelites by voice and that Moses then recorded on the two tablets of stone and brought down the mountain. The importance of the Ten Commandments reaches all the way in to today’s relationship that we have with God because when we get to the book of Revelation we discover that He still judges based on the Ten Commandments. So the essence of the law began with the commandments, moved on to judgments and finally to the ordinances. But the foundation is the commandments because those governed personal lives relating to God. The Ten Commandments reveal how an unholy people must relate to a Holy God. Atonement was necessary because man could not keep the law. And the fact that they couldn’t keep it necessitated God providing One who could and upon receiving Him as Lord and Savior, then He counted His righteousness for ours. Jesus bought and paid for fulfilling every one of these commandments. That is why the Blood cleanses us from all sin: past, present and future.