Wonderful words of life

Exodus 24:3-4 “Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the rules. And all the people answered with one voice and said, ‘All the words that the Lord has spoken we will do.’ And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord.”

Do you ever wonder what God wants of you?  Are you eager to do His will, but not very sure as to what His will is?  Then perhaps you can take a lesson from the passage above. These words were written during the time that God came down on Mount Sinai to give His laws to the people of Israel.  The people eagerly said “all the words that the Lord has spoken we will do.” Seems they spoke too soon, since they went off on their own to worship a golden calf before Moses even came back down from the mountain. They weren’t sure what to do as they waited for Moses to return, so they made up their own religious observance, did what seemed right, and as a result sinned greatly against the Lord. 

We are told in the passage above that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and Moses then wrote down “all the words of the Lord,” at least all that God wanted them to know and obey. He didn’t leave them out in the cold. He gave them everything they needed in order to obey Him, written down, as we would say, in black and white. And God continued to do the same thing through the prophets that came after Moses, and finally through the apostles of the New Testament.  Everything God wants to say to us has been written down for us by these men. We don’t have to search anywhere else. We don’t need to have any new revelations or new messages spoken to us mysteriously outside the pages of God’s Word. It’s all there; everything He has for us, and all that He wants us to know.

The apostle Peter tells us this in the following words: “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire (2 Peter 1:3-4).”  Do you see it? It says God has granted to us “all things that pertain to life” and all things that pertain to living in a god-honoring way in this life. And how did He grant this precious information to us? Through “His precious and very great promises,” which is just another way of saying the Word of God. 

The Word of God is such a great treasure, given to us in a form that we can simply pick it up and read. It’s all He has for us. It’s an infinite well of wisdom and wonderful words of life. So, do you want to know God’s will for you? Do you want to live in a way that brings glory to Him? Then just read the book He has given us, and pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the power to understand it and live it out.  He’s given us all the words we need to hear as a precious gift of His grace.

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