And the LORD said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.…
GOD'S VOICE. Indicative of the Divine personality.
II. GOD'S ABHORRENCE OF IDOLATRY. Our loftiest conceptions, embodied in the most costly and precious material forms, must fall short of Infinite perfectness.
III. GOD'S LOVE OF SIMPLICITY. Altars of earth, and altars of unhewn stone. The simplest is often the purest and the divinest. Man's superb altars lead to degrading conceptions of the Infinite.
IV. GOD'S RESPECT TO APPEARANCES. "Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon." Let all things be done decently and in order, is the injunction of two economies.
V. GOD'S SUPERIORITY TO SPLENDID STRUCTURES. In all places where God's name is recorded there He will come, and there He will bless.
(W. Burrows, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.