First off I want to say again that our God is slow to anger otherwise He probably would’ve wondered why Moses destroyed the first set of tablets that was given, but God knows what’s going on and He (like a good father) understood so it was basically like a “take two” and I think it’s really funny that in line 17 all by itself alone a strict rule “you shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.”
23 “Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”
and even just before that in 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.”
We have heard that in Gods presence some have thrown themselves on the ground feeling unworthy of being in His presence or knowing you aren’t supossed to see His face. Even with having such an intimate relationship talking “face” to face at the opening of the meeting tent, for all to witness, But still can not see His face, But still a privilege to even be in his presence but still a bonus to see His back.. ..
Reminds me of the saying “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work” I find out at least I get to see a glimpse of God’s back as opposed to His front, Beggars can’t be choosers. His glory would surround you even with His back turned to you.
v26:You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.” This Has to be one of the earliest’s laws of kosher eating that I have seen so far in reading a chapter a day.. Jewish tradition states you’re not supposed to mix milk with meat and I have heard reference to this before but had no idea it was actually in scripture just like this – fascinating! yes no cheeseburgers, no shakes with your hot dogs…. Those laws of eating are just one of the many presented and reminded again in the covenant between God and His people.
It mentions that Moses’s face shone (sp?) with the glory of God and it showed on his face like it was glowing. That may have been a little too much to close for some of the people… I think it’s kind of cool though because only he was able to go speak with God on a personal level. And when he came back to relay everything that God was sharing with him to tell the people he was able to carry some of that glory, some of that glow, so the people will see God coming out of him and then he covered his face until needing to talk to God some more. I think it’s amazing that it mentions his face was glowing when we know that Jesus Christ is the light and He glows in us when we let Him in and lift Him up!