Before the Ten Commandments, there is love (Exodus 20:2). There is more than law. . There us more than the exodus. There is Jesus, our Saviour. He does for us what the law can never do for us. He saves us.
The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17) – What effect do they have on us? Read Exodus 20:18-21 – “thunder and lightning”, “the mountain surrounded by smoke”, “the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance”, “don’t let God speak to us, or we will die”, “the people remained standing at a distance as Moses approached the thick darkness where God was”.
Distance, darkness – This is where the law leaves us.
If we are to move from distance to nearness, from darkness to light, we need more than the law. We need Jesus, our Saviour.