Tag: Mount Sinai

  • Biblical Principle #229: Persons Excluded from Israel’s Assembly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, certain individuals were forbidden from joining Israel’s assembly of GOD. Explanation Among the children of Israel, certain individuals were seemingly permitted to remain in covenant with GOD, yet they were excluded from participating when the people assembled before the LORD. 2 “The eunuch and the castrated…

  • Biblical Principle #155: God Revealed Himself to Moses

    Biblical Principles List Principle Because Moses had asked to see God, God revealed Himself to Moses. Explanation Following the golden calf incident, Moses asked to see GOD. Though GOD could not fully grant Moses’ request (because Moses would die from seeing His face), GOD told Moses He would let Moses see His back. 1 Now the…

  • Biblical Principle #154: God Wrote a Second Set of Stone Tablets

    Biblical Principles List Principle God wrote the Law on a second set of stone tablets. Explanation During the golden calf incident, Moses threw down and broke the first set of stone tablets containing the Law. With intercession, punishment, forgiveness, and restoration complete, GOD told Moses to cut out a new set of stone tablets so that…

  • Biblical Principle #152: Moses Moved Outside the Camp

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses moved his tent outside Israel’s camp and God met with Moses there. Explanation After the golden calf incident, Moses separated himself from Israel’s encampment. At Moses’ tent—and prior to the construction of the tabernacle which GOD prescribed for Israel to build—GOD met with Moses there. 7 Moses then took his…

  • Biblical Principle #151: Israel Commanded to Leave Sinai (without God)

    Biblical Principles List Principle God instructed Israel to leave Mount Sinai, but He would not accompany them. Explanation Through the intercession of Moses, GOD turned away from destroying the Israelites for their idolatry with the golden calf. GOD told Moses it was time for Israel to leave Mount Sinai, but there was a big consequence…

  • Biblical Principle #143: Moses Met with God on Sinai for Forty Days and Nights

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses met with God upon Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights. Explanation GOD called Moses and Joshua higher upon Mount Sinai where He met with Moses for 40 days and 40 nights, giving Moses Israel’s new Law: 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on…

  • Biblical Principle #142: Moses and the Elders of Israel Ate with GOD

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel ate with God upon Mount Sinai. Explanation With GOD’s covenant with Israel having been sealed at Mount Sinai, GOD called Moses and 70 elders of Israel to eat in His presence on the mountain: 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up…

  • Biblical Principle #137: God Spoke the Ten Commandments to Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle God spoke directly to the Israelites and gave them the Ten Commandments. Explanation When GOD came down upon Mount Sinai, He spoke directly to the whole nation of people, giving them the Ten Commandments: 1 Now the Lord spoke all these words, saying: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who…

  • Biblical Principle #136: God Waited to Come Down at Sinai Because the People Weren’t Ready

    Principle At Mount Sinai, God did not descend immediately because Israel needed time to prepare. Explanation We have previously established that, in Exodus 19, GOD offered Israel His covenant upon their arrival at Mount Sinai. We noted that GOD waited three days before descending upon Mount Sinai. Now let’s view the situation, as best we…

  • Biblical Principle #134: Israel Waited Three Days for God at Sinai

    Biblical Principles List Principle Upon accepting God’s covenant, Israel waited three days for God to appear at Mount Sinai. Explanation Once Israel accepted GOD’s covenant at Mount Sinai, GOD told them to prepare for His arrival three days from then. 10 Again the Lord said to Moses, “Go down and solemnly charge the people and…