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Feb 25, 2018

40 Days and 40 Nights - Jesus, Our Lawgiver

40 Days and 40 Nights - Jesus, Our Lawgiver

Passage: Exodus 24:18

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: 40 Days and 40 Nights

Category: Lent

God called Moses up to the summit of Mt. Sinai to receive His Law for all Israel. For 40 days and 40 nights he ate no food and drank no water. It was a miraculous fast which prepared Moses spiritually for the second assignment that God had for him. Having been called as God’s deliverer of the Hebrews from Pharaoh, God now called Moses to deliver His Law to His people. The Law would be an important step forward for humanity. God’s Law established proportional justice – no more cutting off the hand of a starving person who stole a loaf of bread. God’s Law elevated the role of women in society, allowing them to own land and conduct business. But the law had a fatal flaw… its standard was perfection, and no one could keep it perfectly. So, God intended the law to function as a portrait of man’s inability and a portrait of God’s perfect Law-giver. Jesus would be the one to meet all the righteous demands of God’s Law and to write God’s laws upon people’s hearts. He is our Law-giver who gives us not only a standard to follow, but grace to enable us to walk in God’s ways.