Finger of God

God has been speaking with Moses up on the mountain. Moses doesn’t eat or drink for forty days. God speaks to Moses but He also writes the law.

This is how Exodus 31 ends:

And he gave to Moses when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.

We’ve talked about the Sabbath and the believer’s rest offered us in Christ. When we can live loved, we can live at rest. To live loved means to be free of fear because you know you are perfectly loved and perfect love casts out all fear.

If we could just understand God’s perfect love for us, we could be free from worry. We could walk on hind’s feet in high places, above the troubles of the world.

Our bodies might be battered. Our possessions might be taken. Our friends might forsake us. But, we’d find a place of rejoicing in it. We’d find laughter in it. We’d sing a new song of hope and peace and joy in the presence of One who does all things well.

Has God written His law on the tablets of your heart? Have you been touched by the finger of God? Maybe a mark of the finger of God on a life is that of rejoicing, of freedom.

God’s law to us is not a heavy burden we carry and struggle under. God’s law to us is His expression of love for us and the world.

He fulfilled it for us in Christ Jesus and then put the law in our hearts so that it is our joy to follow Christ and walk in obedience to God’s Word.

We are free from the burden of the law, of human nature unable to fulfill it. We are free in the law, given the power to walk in His commandments, not as a requirement for salvation, but as a gift, as a choice of an expression of love to our Father, the One who loves us perfectly.