Our church started a bible study called “His Law and His Grace” using the Ten Commandments. Maybe another day I’ll get into the Hebrew name of those and how the word law is really not the most fitting translation.
When we become believers, all of a sudden we start to see how everything wrong unfolded in our lives. We read and study and get more dejected because we see this crazy list of “don’t dos” that we’ve done most of already! Try as we might to live up to everything listed but there’s no way. No one can, but we keep trying and suddenly it’s like our hands, lives, souls get tied to this idea of never being able to come from under that weight. So we either look back and say what we had wasn’t so bad and give up on the walk; OR we live in perpetual misery that we’ll never get it right. Neither is true or what He planned when he was talking then.
As I started going through Exodus 20:1-17, I got stuck on what God said even before he started ripping off the commandments!