The New Stone Tablets
The Lord said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
Moses was instructed to meet on the mountain with God.
No human or animal was to be present on or in front of the mountain.
Moses met God on the mountain with the two tablets. The Lord came down in a cloud.
The Lord proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
Moses asked God to forgive their wickedness and to go with them into the land he promised.
God promised to make a covenant with Moses and Israel.
God promised to drive out the inhabitants of the land. The people would see his work.
God told Moses to beware of the people in this land and to knock down their idols.
God said, “Do no worship any other God, for the Lord is a jealous God.”
God warned Moses to not make a treaty with the idol worshipers or eat their sacrifices.
Do not make any idols God said.
The Lord said to celebrate the Feast of the Unleavened Bread at the appointed time.
God commanded the first born of every womb belongs to him.
God commanded the people do not appear before Him empty handed.
The people are to Celebrate the Festival Weeks with the firstfruits.
They are to celebrate the Festival of the Ingathering at the turn of the year.
Three times a year the men are to appear before God to drive out nations before you.
The Lord the people to bring the best of the firstfruits to the house of Lord.
Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk God said.
The Lord said to Moses to write these words down as a covenant between Moses and the people.
Moses was with God 40 days, 40 nights without bread or drinking water.
He wrote on the tablets the word of the Covenant–the Ten Commandments.
**The Radiant Face of Moses
Moses came down Mount Sinai with the two tablets and his face was radiant.
Aaron and the people were afraid to go near Moses.
Moses called them to come near. He gave them the Ten Commandments the Lord gave him.
When Moses finished speaking, he put a veil over his face.
When Moses entered God’s presence his face was radiant. Moses put a veil over his face until he spoke with God again.