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November 2014

Saturday, 29 November 2014

THE FINGER OF GOD (3)
'...He gave him the two stone tablets...written by the finger of God.' Exodus 31:18 NLT

 

Why not on paper? Or parchment? Or inscribed onto wood? Perhaps there was something symbolic about the Ten Commandments being written on stone. Stone is hard and uncompromising. Not easily shattered. Here were rules not to be broken or messed with.

As God’s finger etched words of life into the cold stone, a moral code to build up a society was being written. Even today our laws agree with these principles: don’t murder, don’t steal stuff, don’t lie. Most people today couldn’t tell you all Ten Commandments and yet their conscience would still agree with what Moses brought down from Sinai all those years ago. It’s as if the finger of God has written His laws and principles onto the hearts of men and women. Our conscience bears the trace of God’s values. When we choose to ignore our conscience, sooner or later there will be consequences. A diver can break through the surface of a lake with ease during summer. And yet in the winter freeze it is possible to ride a truck across stony frozen water. It’s like that with our conscience. When our hearts are soft to God, we obey. When we repeatedly disobey, our hearts become frozen hard. It’s best to practise obedience, otherwise God may need to turn up the heat to thaw out our hearts.

 



SoulFood: Gen 24:1-25:18, Jn 14:15-25, Ps 118:19-29, Prov 31:14-17

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd

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