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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Smashed tablets, once again

Tablets of the Law  (by Ji-Elle)
Exodus 32 tells the story of an angry Moses and an even angrier God.  Their “stiff-necked” people had been worshipping a golden calf while Moses was up on the mountain.

When Moses came back down, Ten Commandments in tow, he confronted his wayward followers.  Exodus 32:19 then states:  ...his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.

The Lord was ready to call it a day (God’s time), but Moses calmed down and pleaded the people’s case.  He begged:  …please forgive their sin – but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.

The Lord so loved Moses that He eventually “reissued” the Decalogue on spanking new tablets.  But that is far from the end of the story.  These Commandments are continually broken and pieced back together.

Why just the other day, replica tablets were deliberately destroyed.  But chances are, the perpetrator had way different motives than Moses.


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