Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
Most of us think there is very little hope for mankind in the law of God. And if you think of keeping the law in your own efforts as your self-salvation project, it is indeed absolutely hopeless. However the law of God was not given to bring Salvation. It shows us God's standards of right and wrong. And when we come to it with a transformed heart, it shows us how we are able to please God who has done everything to save us. And the law helps us break free from sin in our lives Buy pointing out the sin that is beneath our sins.
The content of The 10 Commandments is the foundation of all relationships and all social engagement. You judge relationships and societies by trustworthiness, goodness, and love.
And if I live in a vile society where everyone is oppressed, where my loved ones are raped and abused in every way imaginable, I need an assurance that there is a God of justice for me to have any hope at all.
The 10 Commandments that God gave on Mount Sinai came from God Himself. They came with ultimate authority and ultimate rightness. In Deuteronomy 5 Moses reiterates the 10 Commandments as the people were preparing to enter the Promised Land. And Moses recounts to them the working of God that led up to the initial giving of The Commandments. Deuteronomy 19:33-35 reads,
“Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live? Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him.”
Modern people may be able to think of the ten Commandments as something conceived by Moses or by humans in general. But the children of Israel did not have that option. They could not but say after what they had been through, “The Lord He is God! The Lord He is God!