TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I am the chief cornerstone. I paid the price you could not pay. Crucified, I rose the third day. I conquered death and the grave. My Love for you made a way!
WRITTEN IN STONE
It’s amazing that God chose to communicate with His people through a written language, words – a book. Moses comes down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments – God’s Top Ten list for how to live right – carved in stone by the very finger of God Himself.
Do you understand what a big deal it is that this was written in stone – unchangeable, durable?
God basically says, “OK, we’re going by the book – not by who the current leader is or how folks are feeling. We’re going to do this thing by the book.”
However, when Moses took those stone tablets down the mountain and found the people breaking every command and them some, he did something radical and prophetic. He threw the stones down and broke them.
Do you see it? The prophetic picture? The unchanging Word – Creator God Jesus – the rock of our salvation, would have to be broken for their lawlessness.
The rules were not enough to save mankind and God knew it. So why did He carve the stones if He knew Moses would be forced to smash them? Because He was speaking to the people. Just like we do today, they needed the picture.
They needed hope. Although there were only 10 rules, the people soon realized not one of them could keep them. But a redeemer was coming. The Word would come to earth where He would be called Jesus because He would save His people from their sins.
Jesus would redefine the rules. He said, “Let’s cut it down to these two things: be madly in love with God and love your neighbor as yourself. If you can just do that, you can fulfill all the laws of the prophets.”
Love. It’s that simple. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us to show us love through His sacrifice. That’s why we call it the Good News!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. – John 1:1, 14
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO UNDERSTAND YOU CAN’T GET TO HEAVEN BY FOLLOWING THE RULES OR CHECKING OFF THE BOXES. LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE AND TELL JESUS YOU TRUST IN HIS SACRIFICE.
From my sermon series JESUS UNVEILED