Written in Stone

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day four)  We have a saying…”It is written in stone!”  We mean that it is established, unchangeable, and permanent.  God’s 10 commandments were written in stone.  As important as they were to the Israelites then, God had even greater plans for His Laws.  Romans 2:12-16 tells us that those who have the Law will be judged by the Law, those who do not have the Law will be judged by the Law written on their hearts.  God’s intention was never justification for the Israelites alone.  He wrote His Law on the hearts of the Gentiles as well.  We are each judged by our obedience to God’s Law.  It is not the letter of the Law that saves, it is Christ in our hearts…God’s Law written on our heart off flesh.  When we, by faith, respond to the invitation of Christ, we receive justification before God that was never achievable through tablets of stone.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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