Posted by: runwithhim | August 8, 2010

Moses Broke the Ten Commandment Stone Tablets

Moses broke the stone tablets which God wrote the ten commandments on it. When Moses broke it? When Moses saw the Israelites were worshiping idols, celebrating, and doing all the wrong things, he was so angry, and the drop the tables and broken them into pieces.

The tablets were made of stone. Moses must be so angry and the drop the very hard, or he actually threw it hard on the ground or on any hard surface.

What is the key point here? Moses was so angry that he broke the stone tablets which has 10 Commandment written on it. Let’s paraphrase it. Moses was so angry that he broke the 10 commandments. Let’s paraphrase it further. Moses was so angry that he broke the law of God. Let’s paraphrase it further. Moses was so angry that he broke the law.

Ephesians 4:26 said, “In your anger do not sin”. Everyone at some point of time do become angry, for valid reason, for no reason, for anything, for everything. Otherwise, God will not put down in bible, “in your anger”. But the key thing is what comes after this, “do not sin“. When we are angry whether it is with “holy” reason or not, we tend of lose control of ourselves, and many times we ended up doing something that we regret, unless we are in time to put off the fire. Some people might said it is ok to have “righteous” anger, i.e, you are angry about unrighteousness. Yes, provided sin doesn’t comes after it. When Cain (in Genesis) was angry with God and with his brother Abel, God warned him, “sin is waiting at the door.”

Moses didn’t broke the stone tablets just for us to come out with a riddle on “who is the first one to break the ten commandment”. God is teaching us through this that it is very easy to broke His law and sin against him when we are angry. So He reminded us, “in your anger do not sin”.

In your anger, DO NOT SIN.

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