EXODUS 34 IN FOCUS
The Lord said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
He is a God of a second chance! His love endures forever. He is a mighty King! Jehovah reigns! The Israelites caused Moses to do what was not worth; he broke the tablet.’ 16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 19 When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. (Exodus 22).
Nonetheless what Moses did, God had mercy! He gave him another chance . 27 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments.
We ought to appreciate the tenacity with which Moses walked with God. Notwithstanding all the afflictions, disturbances from the masses, the arduous walk of journeying to spend forty days and nights without water or food, Moses did cling to God! Moses was obedient to the Lord and Moses had utmost reverence for God!
We live in a world full of trials. We live in a world full of temptations, but the presence of God can restore what is broken. The presence of God can write a new chapter of life. Moses broke the first tablet, but God gave him another chance!
When we leave the presence of God, we subject ourselves to the world and we fall prey to the world but His presence can change things! 25 Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. 26 So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, “Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.” And all the Levites rallied to him.
It is always not all that easy to wait upon the Lord, but there is always a great price for that. Moses came from the mountains after forty days and nights changed!
29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.
What commandments have you broken? Wait upon the Lord! Jesus Christ came to seek for the lost! Jesus Christ came to restore! Jesus Christ came to reconnect! He said ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.‘ John 10:10. It is never the will of God that people will be destroyed and live in perplexity, we may have broken a tablet, maybe because of something, but God can restore!
Think about ROMANS 6
When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey. [Refrain]
ONE OF THESE DAYS THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END. JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD IS COMING AGAIN! ARE YOU READY?