the meaning of the rules

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the meaning of the rules

Deuteronomy 6:20 “When your son asks you in the future, and this is what they say: ‘What is the meaning of the reminders, prescriptions, and rules that Yahveh our God has commanded you? ‘

Deuteronomy 6:21 tell him, ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but Yahveh brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand.

Deuteronomy 6:22 Before our eyes Yahveh inflicted great and devastating signs and wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his household,

Deuteronomy 6:23 but he brought us from there in order to lead us in and give us the land that he swore to our fathers.

the meaning of the rules

The rules and prohibitions of the Mosaic covenant were designed to remind the Israelites that they had been redeemed by the blood of the sacrificial lamb, and rescued out of Egypt. As such, they were not a burden, but a blessing. They were designed to promote worship.

The commands of Christ also point us to his death on the cross: our redemption under the new covenant. Without the death of Christ, no amount of good works could erase our sins. After his atonement, our obedience to his commands helps to guide others to him.

Thank you Lord for your commands, and your grace which gives purpose to our obedience to them.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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