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.” (Exodus 34:1)
The first time I heard that verse, three things caught my attention:
1)…like the first ones
2)…I will write
3)…which you broke
Moses had seemingly intervened for those folks before, in the hope that they wouldn’t behave any worse than they already had. But in Chapter 32, he walked into a scene that he truly was not prepared for. His reaction? Among many resolutions he took, he also broke the tablets…which God personally wrote on…the very first of a kind to humanity.
Have you ever been admired for a certain trait? Like being patient, understanding, kind, loving? Well, have you really ever shared your true self? The kind where you feel like you have no other option but to let loose? I know I have. And it’s never a pretty thing. It’s like uncontrollably vomiting or having diarrhea that you just can’t control by your own means.
Breaking those tablets was just the beginning of Moses seeing in HD his weaknesses. Breaking those tablets were similar to Moses saying, “You all go to hell (including myself)!!!”
But God’s redemption plan go as such:
“While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8)
In more details,
“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.” (Titus 3:3-8)
These things are excellent and profitable for everyone, including me. The lamb, Jesus, is profitable for everyone. He is without any blemish.