God is Patient
Deuteronomy 9 is filled with Israel’s rebellion against God. It’s like God said one thing and they did the total opposite. Have you ever done that?
I think the way God redeems it in chapter 10 is a beautiful reminder of how He treats us. Moses, in anger, shattered the tablets on which God wrote the Ten Commandments. In verses 1-5, Moses got instruction from the Lord to cut out tablets of stone so that He could rewrite the Ten Commandments on them.
First, rewriting the Ten Commandments shows God’s character despite our rebellion. Thankfully, God does not give us what we deserve. If we are in a relationship with Jesus, even when we mess up, God is patient and generous with second chances.
So, Christian: In what areas has God given you a do over? Have you blown it?
In what areas do you need a do over? Pray and ask God for that today.
There’s grace despite your actions, but act in obedience like Moses to make your second chance a good one.
Second, the rewrite of the Ten Commandments shows the importance of them. If they were not important, God could have allowed them to be destroyed the first time and never thought about again. In verse 2, God is talking to Moses and says, “I will write on the tablets that you broke, and you shall put them in the ark.” The Ten Commandments are literally written by God, just like the Bible. The Ten Commandments, and all of God’s word, are important for each of us to follow. Are you acting in spiritual obedience to God?
By: Ally Morgan — Communications Director