Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
The LORD said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
(Exodus 34:1 (NIV))
Do you recall how Moses was given the first two tablets?
When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.
(Exodus 31:18 (NIV))
God gave Moses the tablets!
All that Moses had to do was receive what God had prepared for him and the Israelites. God came to Moses with the gift of the law.
When Moses descended from the mountain, the Israelites had sinned against God. The tablets were broken. Consequences of the sin had to be paid. People perished because of the sin.
God’s grace prevailed. He allowed Moses to intervene on behalf of the people once again. But, this time God required Moses to do the work of providing the tablets. Moses, as the liaison between God and humanity, had to take a step on behalf of humanity. He had to show a desire and a willingness to approach God.
We are forgiven by grace. We still sin. When we sin, we must be willing to repent and meet God in a humble attitude.
Our sins have left us in need of providing the tablets. We must be willing to bring something to God. What will you bring to God?