Posted: 1st Apr 2011 (0 comments)
Trust and the Ten Commandments
A small boy was asked where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. After a moment's thought he answered ‘Mount Cyanide.’ He was not alone in associating the commandments with poison. You must have seen those images in picture Bibles of Moses descending down Mount Sinai carrying two massive tablets of stone with an impossible ease. His face always bears the most solemn of frowns and it seems clear that what he bears is a set of rules so unpleasant that they might as well be cyanide. Centuries of preachers have confirmed such a view by trying to highlight the New Testament’s message of grace by painting the Law of the Old Covenant in the gloomiest possible of shadows.