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LAST DAYS AT SINAI


The closing days of the sojourn at Sinai were distinguished by,

  • dedication of the tabernacle (Exodus 40:1-38),
  • the second passover (Numbers 9:1-14),
  • the first enumeration (Numbers 1:1-46; 3:1-39),
  • the offerings of the princes (Numbers 7:1-89),
  • the law given regulating the positions of the various tribes in the encampment and the order of march (Numbers 2:1-34; 10:14-28),
  • the law concerning the silver trumpets (Numbers 10:1-10).


LAST DAYS OF ABRAHAM


The closing years of Abraham's life were distinguished by

  • his marriage to Keturah (Genesis 25:1-2);
  • the birth of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 21:5; 25:1-26);
  • giving his property to Isaac and sending the sons of his concubines away with gifts (Genesis 25:5-6).


LAW OF MOSES, THE


By the phrase "law of Moses" is meant all that was revealed through Moses. The New Testament treats it with great fullness and perpiscuity:

  • Typical Aspects. The law of Moses was only the shadow of good Things to come (Colossians 2:17; Hebrews 10:1).
  • Fulfillment. Jesus Christ declared His intention to Fulfill every word of the law (Matthew 5:17-18), and He did it (Luke 24:44).
  • Its Weakness. The law could not,
    • bring about justification (Acts 13:39);
    • produce righteousness (Galatians 2:21);
    • produce life (Galatians 3:21);
    • bring about perfection (Hebrews 7:19);
    • or free the conscience from a knowledge of sin (Hebrews 10:1-4).
  • Impossible for All Men to Keep It. The law was given to and for Israel only (Exodus 19:1-20:17; Malachi 4:4; John 1:1-17). Take two proofs of this:
    • All the males of the Hebrews were commanded to appear before the Lord at a designated place three times a year (Exodus 23:14-17; 12:4-16);
    • those to whom the law was given were commanded, on penalty of death, not to kindle a fire throughout their habitation on the sabbath day (Exodus 35:1-3).
  • Abolishment of the Law. It is declared,
    • that the law is abolished (2 Corinthians 3:6-13; Ephesians 2:15);
    • that Christ is the end of the law (Romans 10:4);
    • that it was the ministration of death (Exodus 32:1-28), and that it is "done away" (2 Corinthians 3:7);
    • that Jesus took away the first that He might establish the second (Hebrews 10:5-9);
    • that it was nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14-16);
    • that those who had been under it had been delivered from it (Romans 7:6);
    • that they were dead to it (Romans 7:4);
    • that they were not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14);
    • that they were no longer under the schoolmaster (Galatians 3:24-25);
    • that they were not required to serve the law (Acts 15:1-24; Galatians 3:19);
    • that the Christian who sought justification under the law had fallen from grace (Galatians 5:4);
    • and that now the righteousness of God is revealed without the aid of the law (Romans 3:21-22).
  • Contrasted with the Gospel.
    • The law was intended for one nation--Israel (Exodus 20:1-17; Malachi 4:4); the gospel of Christ is intended for the whole creation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16).
    • The first covenant was dedicated with the blood of animals (Exodus 24:6-8), the new covenant was dedicated with the blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19).
    • The first institution was administered by frail men--the Levites (Leviticus 16:1-34; Hebrews 7:11-23); the second is administered by Jesus Christ, who was made priest, not by carnal commandment, but "after the power of an endless life" (Hebrews 7:16).
    • Circumcision in the flesh was a sign of the first (Genesis 17:1-14; Leviticus 12:1-13); circumcision in the heart and spirit is the sign of the second (Romans 2:25).
    • The law of Moses guaranteed to the obedient Hebrews temporal blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1-6); the gospel of Christ guarantees spiritual blessings to those who live up to its requirements (1 Peter 1:4).
    • The law of Moses guaranteed to the Hebrews the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 30:5-10); the gospel guarantees eternal life beyond the grave to those who honor the Lord (1 John 5:20).
    • The law of Moses required obedience to the one true God (Exodus 20:1-5); the gospel emphasizes the Fatherhood of God (Matthew 6:9).
    • The law of Moses prohibited the people from taking the name of the Lord in vain (Exodus 20:7); the gospel requires that out communications be "yea" and "nay", declaring that everything beyond is evil (Matthew 5:37).
    • The law of Moses required the Hebrews to remember the Sabbath day (Exodus 20:8-11); in apostolic times, the people of God remembered the Savior in the feast that He ordained (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29) on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
    • The law of Moses required children to honor their parents (Exodus 20:12); the gospel requires children to obey their parents in the Lord (Ephesians 6:1-4).
    • The law of Moses prohibited murder (Exodus 20:13); the gospel prohibits hatred (1 John 3:15).
    • The law of Moses forbade adultery (Exodus 20:14); the gospel prohibits even lust (Matthew 5:28).
    • The law of Moses prohibits stealing (Exodus 20:15); the gospel prohibits stealing and requires benevolence (Ephesians 4:28).
    • The law of Moses forbade the bearing of false witness (Exodus 20:16); the gospel requires us to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).
    • The law of Moses prohibited covetousness (Exodus 20:17); the gospel requires us to do good unto men according to our opportunities (Galatians 6:10), and love our neighbors as ourselves (Romans 13:10;


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