Well, we have covered the Commandments pretty well. All we have left to do on this subject is finish up.
Exodus 20:18-23-And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed and stood afar off.. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And the pepole stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. Yes shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Our image of God does not depend on a painting, an image, or a statue.
During these times, humans ‘needed’ something to worship to console themselves that in times of trouble and triumph, someone was listening. But God wanted more than that from His people. God knows we will have trials and temptations. That is why He instituted these Commandments–to make it easier for us to live in a worthy manner. Even those who are not of our faith ‘usually’ find little to argue about over the Ten Commandments.
God has given us the ability to ‘Speak unto Him’. What we often fail to realize that He constantly SPEAKS UNTO US.
How many times do you hear Him?
It is amazing to me that when you ask God to speak to you, He does! It is His still, small voice that you hear inside when you suddenly have the urge to call a friend going though a bad patch. It is His still, small voice that is with you when you walk in worry over a test result or pain. It is His still, small voice that cheers you on when your strength is in danger of fading or you have achieved what you once considered the unachievable!
What we need is to develop the ability to recognize and listen to Him. If we ask that of Him, we may be surprised how much we may hear….