By Published On: 24th March, 2023Categories: News0 Comments on Law / Covenant – 05 Mosaic358 words1.8 min read
In the 6th chapter of Exodus, verses 6 to 8, we read, “Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.’ ” Here we see God unconditionally make promises for the Israelites. There are 6 ‘I will’ statements in those verses that constitute and expand upon the covenant made with Abraham. The blood ratifying this covenant is applied to the lintels of their houses so that all of them are included. It is interesting to note that God calls them ‘children of Israel’, for later at Mt Sinai He gives them a set of rules, not unlike a parent, which if they follow will see them live long and prosper.
From Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-21 the Children of Israel, redeemed from the bondage of Egypt, were given and accepted the 10 Commandments. These commandments expanded on the Noahide Laws, and since these laws were given specifically to them, these laws separated them from the rest of humanity, especially the law regarding the sabbath. From the Exodus verses we get (depending on your version of faith):

Law: Jewish; Catholic; Protestant

1: v2; v3-6; v3
(Though Deut 5:1 “Hear O Israel” is often quoted as an important part of 1st Commandment)
2: v3-6; v7; v4-6
3: v7; v8-11; v7
4: v8-11; v12; v8-11
5: v12; v13; v12
6: v13; v14; v13
7: v14; v15; v14
8: v15; v16; v15
9: v16; v17a; v16
10: v17; v17b; v17
Remember, these ‘laws’ were given that you may ‘live well’ in this land (Deut 5:33), not that they will make you ‘holy’ or ‘righteous’ or more loved by God.

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