Day 90 - Exodus 19

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V. 1-6 Here comes a great change in their history. God called Moses to come up to Him on a mountain. There He reminded Moses how He had taken care of them. Everything depended on God. Now He is going to put them on testing ground. If they obeyed, they would be blessed.
V. 7-8 "Oh fine" said the people. "We'll obey everything that God tells us". What a mistake!
V. 9 So God gave them the ten commandments!
V. 10-19 This was the way the Lord showed Himself to the people at that time. (Heb. 12:18-2918For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 20(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:18‑29) shows us that such is not God's way now! We have to come to Jesus and His precious blood, and we stand on the ground of grace).
V. 20-25 The Lord knew the people far better than Moses did. We must have a holy reverence for God at all times.