Moses continues to receive laws from God about how to treat others, and about annual festivals. God promises to always have the backs of the Israelites in battle, as long as the Israelites remain faithful to God. Moses goes up Mount Sinai to receive tablets with the laws written on them.
We continue to receive recommendations for Godly living. Each stanza is written in an if-then statement. If you do this, then this is true. If you do this, then this is true. If you are faithful, God will be there to support you. If you are not faithful, then there is a price to be paid.
As the time nears when Jesus will be handed over for crucifixion, he tells of what is to come in the future upon his return. His return is known only to the Father, so we best be ready for it at anytime.
In all three of these passages, we read of the result of faithfulness and the judgment coming to those who lack faith. God has clearly laid out the expectations to us through scripture. There is no gray area in these expectations. We, of course, will fall short often because, afterall, we are human. But, by faith, we are saved. As we enter the battles of life, God will have our backs as long as we are faithful to Him. Through study of scripture, we will better understand His expectations for living. Through this study, we will be better prepared to determine if those around us are “wolves in sheep’s clothing” trying to lead us astray and trick us. The time of Jesus’ return will come like a thief in the night, and we have to be ready.
So, continue to study scripture. With our current blog study, it may be challenging to keep up with the enormous amount of reading. I know it is for me. But any and all that you ARE able to do is for your benefit and will provide you with armor to protect you in this world filled with false messiahs.