Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Good Intentions

Yesterday's story was Exodus 24. The Israelites had just gotten the Law from God, including the Ten Commandments. They responded with, "All that the Lord has spoken, we will do!"

Yeah. Right.

Pastor pointed out what happened after the people's well-intentioned vow, made sincerely, out of trust and faith in the one true God. In verse 4, Moses made an altar. In verse 7, Moses sprinkled blood upon the people.

Likewise, what's today's story, from the very next chapter? After God's people promise to do all that He has said, God gives them the tabernacle and the altar and the mercy seat.

He knew them better than they knew themselves.
He knew that sacrificial atonement was the only way.
Obedience wasn't going to happen.

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