Exodus 20-24

God spoke to the people from Mt. Sinai with a voice like thunder the Law of the Covenant, the Ten Commandments. Ten Laws from God from which all other laws come. The people feared God and pleaded with Moses to speak to God on their behalf.

So Moses came near to God, then God gives him laws, civil laws by which the people are to live. One thing becomes obvious to me. The Law, the Ten Commandments are perfect, therefore these additional laws are given to cause the people to keep the Ten Commandments, because the Lord knows the people could not.

One particular civil law stuck out to me that shines a light on the Deity of Jesus Christ. 22:20 " He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the Lord alone, shall be utterly destroyed." Jesus while talking about His equality with the Father said; "21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him." (John.5). You must worship Jesus, if you do not worship Jesus you do not worship the Father. "15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." (Col.1).

So Moses writes down these laws and reads them to the people and they affirm that they will do these words. Then Moses went up on the mountain with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel, and they saw God. In John 6:46 Jesus says that no one has seen the Father, and the Author says in John 1:18 "No one has seen God at any time." Is this a contradiction or does it point to Jesus as being the Lord. Every single manifestation of God in the Old Testament is Jesus.

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