Topic: The Purpose of the Law
[DCLM Daily Manna 24 December 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 24:12-18 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them“(Exodus 24:12).
God, “…who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son…” (Hebrews 1:1,2). The question is, why does God send His word to men? What is the purpose of giving the Holy Bible to mankind? It is, of course, to reveal Himself and His purpose to man.
As God called Moses to the mountain to give him the Law and commandments which he was to teach the people, he went with Joshua up to the cloud-covered mountain. Aaron and Hur were mandated to take charge in the absence of Moses. He stayed six days before God called him up on the seventh day. He was to stay in that glory-covered mountain for forty days, before coming back with the two tables of stone containing the Ten Commandments of God.
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The unquantifiable privilege God has given to man by sending to him the Holy Bible is invaluable. While many still grope in the dark today because they do not believe the written word of God, those who accept it, have greatly benefitted from His provisions of salvation from sin, holiness of life, power of the Holy Spirit, healing, deliverance, material provisions and a place in heaven.
However, except a man is saved and has the Spirit of God, he will not understand the Bible and its message of redemption. That is the purpose of the Law which only the redeemed can understand. Take full advantage of God’s word, spend quality time with it and determine to fully abide by it.
Thought For The Day: God’s law lifts man from the pit of ignorance into the plain of enlightenment.
Bible Reading In One Year: 2 Timothy