In order to understand this command we need to understand what it means to be in God’s presence and what the God of Israel actually thinks about the many deities that surrounded the nation.
The Ten Commandments are the heart of God’s law. These laws are not dependent on cultural values or norms. These laws are universal laws and are always in effect in all cultures at all times.
The events in that desert in some fashion makes every person in all of history and every nation and culture of this world uniquely accountable to Israel’s God.
In Exodus 19 a nation of 2 million people all at once heard the voice of God and from Him directly received their law.
I want to begin this study by reading the Ten and then talk about why God gave the Ten Commandments in the first place.
I am thankful that the great God of heaven knows my name and I am thankful that He protects me and will favor me for all eternity.
Our God is altogether delightful and our God protects those who are His own.
In considering the second half of this great psalm, we discover the reality of God ’s intimate creation of every single human being.
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