God calls His people to live distinctly. His law shows how He cares for our worship, all of human life, our stuff, our holiness, and His glory. The way we live and love displays our affection for Him.
This section of Exodus is known as the Book of the Covenant. These are laws that expound upon the 10 Commandments in specific ways. Some of these laws are written for a specific time and culture and others hold timeless moral principles we still abide by today.
The people of God would verbally commit to keeping these laws and God knowing they couldn’t do it on their own, provided a way for them to be covered and covenanted to Him through a blood sacrifice.
7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey.”
8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.” (Exodus 24:7-8)
Even in the law, there is grace. Blood shed and poured on the people so that they might behold the King.
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