[CF Devotionals] 2011-03-12 - The Response of God to the People

The Ten Commandments ~ Part 70
Tenth Commandment ~ Part 12

So Moses again goes before God as the spokesman of the nation Israel. And God, in turn, speaks to the people through Moses. God points out that He has acted in a manner that makes it clear to the people that it was truly He that spoke to Moses out of Heaven. He does not want the day to arise, when the people will say, "Moses you put this whole system together on your own. This is simply your personnel view of God." Today we often hear, "that is your interpretation". Men act as if we have no true way of knowing what God has said to man. They reject the fact that God has revealed Himself. That there are three ways by which God has made Himself known: (1) through general revelation:

He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from Heaven and fruitful seasons, ... (Acts 14 :17)
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they [ungodly and unrighteous men] are without excuse (Romans 1:20).

and (2,3) through the two forms of special revelation. These are the living word, which is of course Christ, and the written word, Scripture.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him.; and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being (John 1: 1-3).

Christ is the living revelation of God.

I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and Have seen Him … He who has seen Me has seen the Father. (John 14: 6, 7, 9),

The third form of revelation (the second form of special revelation) is the written word, the Scripture.

And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God's message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe (1Thessalonians 2:13).
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

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Geoff

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