The Testament Of The Old Testament Essay
There is a constant theme of the presence of God in the Old Testament in which God attempts to show His people (the Israelites) His law and how to live by them. Idolatry, one of the largest problems amongst the Israelites in the old testament and many of the letters of Paul to the churches in the new testament are proof that this is an ongoing issue
Exodus is the second book of the Old Testament through which God’s fulfilment of promises to past generations are communicated. Moses, chosen by God to deliver the Israelites from Egypt begins the book. Once removed from Egypt, the Israelites proceed to mount Sinai where they enter into covenant with God; God and His people protected and provided for in order for them to inherit the promise land. In return, the Israelites commit to honour, obey and worship God God speaks the Ten Commandments directly to the people. Fundamental responsibilities to both God and neighbour are addressed in proper order . “When Moses went and told the people all the Lord’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, ‘Everything the Lord has said we will do”
Delivered from Egypt, the Israelites are to receive the presence of God to help lead them. They have a new revelation of God and His promises for His people.
“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain and stay here” Moses then ascends Mount Sinai, entering into God’s presence. However, before Moses returns from the mountain, the Israelites have become…