Let’s look for a minute at the great presentation at Sinai. First the holiness and sacredness of the Law was shown by the preparation to be done.
•None were to come near the mountain, it was holy ground!
•The people were to have their hearts right towards the Lord.
•They were to wash themselves, their clothes, and clean their dwellings.
•They were to assemble before the Lord on that day to hear the Holy Law.
•They were to consecrate themselves to obey God.
When the Day came, what did God do?
•He kept His promise and came down on the mountain.
•He appeared in cloud and fire and with the great sound of a trumpet.
•He did this to impress the people with the holiness of His Law!
•He also wrote the Law in Stone! A sign of its permanence and solidity.
•Stone is a foundation material. Stone is enduring.
•Jesus Himself is known as the Rock of ages, and the Law of God was written in His heart also! Ps 40:7, 8 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
God made an everlasting covenant with those would would keep His law. And he wrote it in stone and signed it with His own hand!
By the way; we have here instruction on how to keep the SABBATH which is the day God meets with His people in a special way!
•We are to respect that day; None were to come near the mountain, it was holy ground!
•We are to prepare our hearts for worship; The people were to have their hearts right towards the Lord.
•Our persons and dwellings are to be clean and neat:; They were to wash themselves, their clothes, and clean their dwellings.
•We should assemble for worship with like believers; They were to assemble before the Lord on that day to hear the Holy Law.
•We should renew consecration to God; They were to consecrate themselves to obey God.