Please read Exodus 22:16-31, Exodus 23 and Exodus 24. Fight the urge to “skim”. 🙂 Confession: I’m trying to take something from each day’s reading – and sometimes I have to read it more than once! Hang in there – we have lots more law to go before we finish!
The laws can be tedious – but its still good advice, even for life today! Just hitting a few highlights, look at these:
21 “Don’t abuse or take advantage of strangers”
22 “Don’t mistreat widows or orphans”
28 “Don’t curse God; and don’t damn your leaders”
29“Don’t be stingy as your wine vats fill up”
31 “Be holy for my sake”
Jesus did come to redeem us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13) – from legalism, and trusting in works rather than faith, and many other things that time won’t allow right now. However, don’t fall into the misconception that the Old Testament doesn’t apply to us or isn’t helpful to us today. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” – even the OT laws! Hang in there! We’re going to get through this together, and the Holy Spirit will be our Guide!