The children of Israel left Egypt, crossed the Red Sea, and in 1 month came to Mount Sinai. Here they spent a year and received the Law of Moses.
God had promised to Abraham that his descendants would become a great nation. This promise has been fulfilled. At mount Sinai the nation will receive its law, called “the Law of Moses” but of course really it was from God.
Today’s reading: Exodus 20.
The law is introduced with the 10 Commandments. This is not the entire law, but these 10 commandments deserve special attention in that God specified 10, set them apart and wrote them on tablets of stone.
Mount Sinai was a frightening scene (18-21). What effect did the thunder, lightening, trumpets and smoke have on the people?
Why did God say He appeared in such fashion? (20:19, and see also 19:9).
Did the frightening presence of God and law cure their desire for sin? What where the children of Israel doing while Moses was on the Mountain receiving the law (see Exodus 32:1-10).