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Posted on October 11, 2008 15:49 by smiley
Filed under: Commentary, Exodus, Jeremiah, John

18When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tables of stone inscribed by the finger of God. 15Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. 16The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

Exodus 31:18, 32:15-16

33"I will put my law in their minds and write in on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Jeremiah 31:33

2At dawn [Jesus] appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 6They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no on condemned you? 11"No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

John 8:2-11

Signatures carry a lot a value. From signed sports memorabilia to autographed books, from a signed check to legal contracts, a signature places a certain amount of worth on an object.  A signature can be interpreted as a commitment and, therefore, legally binding.  Court cases are sometimes decided based on handwriting evidence. 

In Scripture, we only find twice where God literally wrote with his hand - on Mount Sinai and before the Sanhedrin in the dirt.  While we don't know literally what Christ wrote in the dirt, we can speculate that he was writing the law in order to bring conviction upon those who were attempting to convict the adulteress.

Jeremiah tells us that God not only wrote the law on a stone and in the dirt, but he as also taken the time to write the law on our hearts.  We must understand that the same handwriting on our hearts will be used in our final "court case" as we stand before the judgement seat of Christ - sinner and saint alike.  That handwriting will be used to bring about our condemnation or our eternal inheritance. 

The Law, being written by God's own hand, is both, valuable and legally binding.  We must understand that; we must humbly accept that or we'll never value personal Holiness and thus neglect a full appreciation for God's loving, faithful kindness and grace.

The question that you should ask yourself is, "How much worth does these handwritten laws hold in my life today?"  While we esteem the signatures of writers and professional athletes, how much value do we ascribe to the signature of God?  How valuable is God's law to you?  "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Luke 12:34

Ask God to challenge you today with personal Holiness and reveal areas in your life where you are in rebellion or disobedience.

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