The Sabbath is a constant reminder that God has forgiven the debts of his people and, therefore, calls them to forgive one another’s debts whether they be financial or moral.
We will see that, as children of the Lord, who bear his name, we must be different from the world by having hearts that mirror his compassion and his priorities, lest we bear his name in vain.
Israel is to be diligent to watch for and deal with false teachings whether they come from false prophets, family members or even entire corporate bodies.
God declares that he can only be found where he chooses to reveal his name and that all attempts to find him where we choose will prove fruitless.
God establishes two mountains in Israel to be perpetual reminders that there are only two roads in life, one that leads to cursing and one that leads to blessing and that he can only bless us by enduring the curse for us.
God commands Israel to surrender the sinful rebellion of their own hearts and live in imitation of the God who has loved them.
God calls you to not trust in your own righteousness, but in the work of your Mediator and to respond to his grace by offering up your life in worship to him.
It is not the abundance of material provision that demonstrates the blessing of God, but the sustaining provision in (and through) suffering that is the unmistakable mark of God’s love.
Obedience to the first commandment requires that you do not put your confidence in the strength of man and seek after unholy unions with those who do not belong to the Lord.
Because God is the only true God and the only source of redemption, we must be wholly devoted to him and teach our children to do the same.
The law when heard without a Mediator can only bring death to those who hear, but when heard through the death of a Mediator serves as a glorious guide for life in God's kingdom.
The Law is given to reveal who God is to Israel and to direct them walk in light of who God is.
Because God has chosen a people as his own possession, he will deliver them from judgment by providing a place of refuge for them.
God instructs Israel to not forget that he is found in his life-giving word and not in anything they can see with their eyes or touch with their hands.
God forbids Moses to enter into the Promised Land to teach us that in order to say “yes” he must sometimes first say “no”.
This new generation is now instructed from their own past as a warning not to depart from walking by faith once they enter the land.
Moses instructs the new generation to trust God and not repeat the mistakes of the previous generation.
God prepares Israel for the absence of their mediator by the recording of his word and the appointment of officers to administer that word.