Exodus 23 Laws of Justice and Mercy

Bible Reading
Exodus 23
*Laws of Justice and Mercy
Rules not to spread false reports, being a malicious witness, or favoritism in a lawsuit.
Rules about returning enemy’s livestock and helping your enemy if livestock falls.
Rules to not deny a poor person justice; do not put an innocence person to death.
Do not accept a bribe to harm the innocent.
Do not oppress the foreigner as you were once a foreigner in Egypt.
*Sabbath Laws
Rules to sow the fields for six years and let the land lie unplowed for the poor and livestock.
Six years do your work but NOT on the seventh day, so your livestock can rest as your slaves.
God commands the people to be obedient to his rules; do not worship other gods.
*The Three Annual Festivals
God commands the people to celebrate his honor three times a year.
Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread and do not come before me empty-handed.
Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow.
Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather your crops.
Three times a year all men are to come before the Sovereign Lord.
God commands no blood sacrifices or yeast and the fat not be kept until the morning.
God commands the firstfruits be brought to the house of God.
God commands not to cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.
*God’s Angel to Prepare the Way
God commands the people to obey the angel he has appointed to guide them.
God commands the people to be obedient or he will NOT forgive disobedience.
God will oppose your enemies and wipe the enemies out before the people.
God commands the people to break down the gods’ images and their sacred stones.
He commands them to worship him and he will bless them with food and water.
He will take sickness away from you and not allow miscarriages but a full plan.
He will send confusion to the enemy of the people and they will run away.
He will NOT do this all at once because of the land and wild animals.
He will establish their borders; I will give you the people you are to drive out.
Do not worship their gods or make covenants with you.
Do not allow them to live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me.
The worship of their gods will be a snare to you.

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