Today the children of Israel receive the 10 commandments. The purpose of the commandments is 1) for the people to realize their own sin 2) to show God’s grace and mercy and 3) to further reveal God’s holiness. NO ONE can perfectly keep the commandments except the ONE to come. Remember that our righteousness is not based on how well we follow rules. Abraham was declared righteous long before God even gave these rules. Our righteousness is based on our faith in the Lord. The beauty of how it all works though is that the closer you draw to the Lord, the more desire you have to walk in obedience…it’s the sanctification journey which anyone following Christ is on and no one is going to nail this perfectly. Also, did you see where the Lord said in Exodus 20:23-24 “…You shall not make anything to be with Me…An altar of the earth you shall make for Me…” God is not pleased with anything we can bring Him or do for Him. He is pleased by our faith and worship of Him. (Hebrews 11:6) The Lord goes on to give instructions regarding the treatment of servants, personal injury cases, and the protection of property which highlights that God is a just God and He values ALL life. We will see more and more how the Lord is in the details of everything…so keep reading!