Week of April 20: Exodus 19:10-20:21 (Receiving The Ten Commandments)
God appeared powerfully to the people at Mt. Sinai. Why do you think He commanded them not to touch the mountain?
Of all of the Ten Commandments, which do you think our society most needs to hear? Which do you most need to hear?
What are some modern idols and false gods? What is your plan for avoiding them?
How do you think the Lord wants you to view the Sabbath? How often do you take time for personal spiritual rejuvenation and worship?
Are you satisfied with the way you are “meeting” with God now? If not, what might need to change?
Exodus 19:10-20:21 (Receiving The Ten Commandments)
10And the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes11and be ready by the third day, because on that day the Lordwill come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.12Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, ‘Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death.13They are to be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on them. No person or animal shall be permitted to live.’ Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they approach the mountain.”14After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.15Then he said to the people, “Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations.”16On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.17Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.18Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lorddescended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.19As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.20The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up21and the Lord said to him, “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the Lord and many of them perish.