The Essential 100, Day 21
God gave us rules. The commandments were given to the people as a way to help them see their need for God. God knew they would never be able to keep all of them, but man needed to be able to understand his own sinfulness. Read Exodus 19:1 – 20:21.
As God gathered the people and gave them his law, he did so to help them truly understand his holiness. God is perfect and we are not. God expects perfection and we can’t give it. We need a Savior.
The 10 commandments are important to understand, but God’s holiness and our sinfulness is the key here. Do we recognize our need, or are we still “trying” to live the Christian life ourselves, in our own strength. We will fail. Only God can live the life he demands and we need Him to live through us every day.