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Anticipating the King – December 8, 2019

Anticipating the King – December 8, 2019



Reading: Exodus 19:1-20:17


I don’t know how you feel about Law-Givers or about the Law, some people really resent Law-Givers and think that no one has the right to “regulate” another, but I greatly value Law-Givers and the Law. I believe they are foundational to order and I greatly appreciate order. I like feeling safe and secure. Representatives of the law help give me a sense of security. I know in many areas there is corruption, but where good laws and good folks doing a good job exist, peace can reign. I believe that justice is impossible without loving law giving.


The Mosaic Law, given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, equipped Israel to know the character of God, His just love. Israel was to represent God to the world, they needed to know God to do so. In the Law God revealed that to represent Him the people needed to honor one another, celebrate their identity in God, and rest. Sometimes the godliest thing His people can do is to rest. God reveals how His righteousness and forgiveness are imputed through a sacrificial system that is based in acknowledging a need for a Mediator, a Savior.


The Old Testament Law enlightens humankind to the holiness of God and the beauty of right relationship with God. The Old Testament Law gives each and every one of us the knowledge of sin, a key realization that should prime our hearts for receiving God’s gift of Life.


Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.


Seeing Advent as His child: Two stone tablets may appear hard and cold,  but these contain the character of God.

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Worship song of the day: Here With Us