Exodus 24:3 Then Moses went down to the people and repeated all the instructions and regulations the Lord had given him. All the people answered with one voice, “We will do everything the Lord has commanded.”
If only good intentions were enough! No matter how much we want to, we can never obey the law completely. It only took 40 days for the Israelites to prove that spectacularly. Thankfully for the Israelites, and us, Jesus can do what the law can't - save us.
I appreciated the thoughts in my devotional book today, and particularly the closing prayer.....
Lord, we need so much more in our home than a code of good behaviour and a load of good intentions. We need your Spirit to write your law on our hearts so that we will want to obey you. We need your holy law to work its way through the hidden paces in our hearts and the habits in our home so that we can be set free from idolatry and infidelity, disrespect and dishonesty. We long to be a holy people who together enjoy the freedom not to sin, which is made possible by the work of your grace in our lives.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 26:1-27:21, Matthew 25:1-30, Psalm 31:1-8, Proverbs 8:1-11