Exodus 20: Rules for the Unruly

In Exodus

According to the New Testament, all law comes down to love. “The only obligation you have is to love one another. Whoever does this has obeyed the Law…if you love others, you will never do them wrong; to love, then is to obey the whole Law” (Romans 13:8,9). And again, “For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself'” (Galatians 5:14).

But now we come to Mount Sinai where God heaped rules on his people – and not just 10 commandments, but a long list of additional rules. If all God wants is love, why would there ever be a need to spell things out in such detail? Several times it is repeated not to cook a goat in its mothers milk. These details extend so far as to specify the priests underwear! What are we to make out of all these rules?

In the video below, Dr. Brad Cole narrates his powerpoint slide presentation.

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