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I. Mosaic Covenant Ratified
3 Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the rules. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the Lord has spoken we will do.” 4 And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. 6 And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” Exodus 24:3-7 (ESV)
- The heart (mind, will, and emotions) is defective.
- The Law reveals lawless behavior, but it is usually ineffective in changing behavior.
- The heart gravitates to legalism (or the law of measure) and defeats the intent of the law.
- The heart misuses the redemptive provisions of the Mosaic Law.
- The Mosaic Law reveals sin, but it does not impart righteousness.
- We can all know God.
- Our sins can be forgiven and forgotten.
- He will write His law on our hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
- Confess sin – be filled with His Spirit
- Walk in the Spirit