10 Laws and a ton of “regulations”. God is concerned with social justice and wanted to make sure the people knew how to treat one another. Here in these regulations is the message of doing good and owning up to the things you do wrong, intentionally or unintentionally. To care for the widows and orphans and if for no other reason, because God will strike you down if you don’t! But there is also the promises of protection and a land all their own. A land filled with people that God will drive out, little by little, until the people of Israel are large enough to take it.
God has his way of doing things and when we get onboard we find ourselves in the “right” place. When we push against it, it’s like trying to push against a locomotive. We get tired and God is unmoved. In fact if we push against him long enough, we get run over by the train. It is my challenge to live life in line with God, to care about what he cares about and to trust that he has a place for me on the journey.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!