And God spoke all these words, saying,…
I. THE ORIGIN OF THESE COMMANDMENTS.
1. The Bible thus commits itself unequivocally to the highest origin for these laws.
(1) Their Divine origin bespeaks their holy and righteous nature, and their absolute authority.
(2) Their Divine origin bespeaks the deep interest we should take in their study, as well as in obeying them.
2. Divine as they are in their origin, they were transmitted first by the ministry of angels to Moses, and by Moses to us. (Psalm 78:17; Acts 7:53; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2; Deuteronomy 5:5; Deuteronomy 10:1-4.)
II. THE NATURE OF THESE COMMANDMENTS. Lessons:
1. The awe-inspiring circumstances of the giving of the law suggest the solemnity of our relations to God.
2. Positive institutions of religion are a necessity.
3. They must be of God, or they are worse than worthless.
4. Those which bear the evidence of their Divine origin are alone worthy of obedience.
5. The only worthy obedience is that which is hearty and complete.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
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