"And to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?" Deuteronomy 10:13
Text: Exodus 34 : 27-28
The necessary words spoken, God declared that He had established a covenant with Israel.
“Then the LORD said to Moses,
‘Write these words, for according to the tenor
of these words I have made a covenant with you
and with Israel.'”
1. The Significance of the Confirmation of this Covenant
Several things may be highlighted:-
a) The threat of destruction of Israel was removed.
b) The threat of God distancing Himself from Israel was eliminated.
c) The personal threat to Aaron was also removed (Cf. Deuteronomy 9:20).
2. The Significance of Intercessory prayer established
A number of observations may be highlighted:-
a) Perseverance is important
b) Humility is vital
c) Sensitivity to the Lord’s Will of critical importance
d) Closeness of relationship to God is unquestionably of great importance
e) A deep knowledge of God is fundamental
FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS OF PRAYING AND FASTING
How long did Moses prostrate himself in prayer before the Lord before the Covenant was re-affirmed?
“So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights;
he neither ate bread nor drank water.”
Moses fasted and prayed even as he communed with God (Deuteronomy 9:18 highlighted the fact that Moses kept himself prostrated before God in his intercession for Israel)!
THE SECOND SET OF TEN COMMANDMENTS
Graciously, God re-wrote the Ten Commandments for Israel.
“And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant,
the Ten Commandments.”