Advent Day 9

Exodus 19:16 - 20:20

Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.”

After two months of traveling through the desert, the people of Israel reach Mount Sinai, where God offers them a covenant of permanent relationship with Him. When the people say that they do want to belong to Him and obey Him, He instructs Moses in how they are to live as God’s people.

God of Moses, You gave Your commandments to Moses and the Israelites asking for their love of You and others. Those same laws are for us today. Help us, Lord, to love You enough to follow and to ask forgiveness when we fail. Amen.