This week we looked in detail at Exodus 20 where God gave laws to the people of Israel. We related this to the Sermon on the
Mount (Matthew 5 and 6) when Jesus considered all these ‘commandments’ and showed through these how we can live our
lives in freedom and fulfilment. God’s laws show the way He presents Himself to us, giving us freedom: not giving rules and regulations but enabling us to fall on the Grace of Jesus. When He presented the laws, He descended in power on the top of the mountain and the people were all afraid to come close. They wanted Moses to speak to them but were scared of God in case they died. Moses told them, ‘Do not fear.’ God was showing them how to live so they didn’t sin. Pastor Dave challenged us: how often when things get tough do we hide ourselves away, even from God, when all we need to do is run into the arms of our Father God. When we see Him as He is, we realise that His laws.