In this week’s readings God continues to provide for His people by bringing them food, water, and victory. But God is not just concerned about His people’s physical needs. He is even more concerned about their spiritual needs, so He gives them His law. This Law not only includes the Ten Commandments, but it also includes all the rules by which Israel was to live as a people.
God’s Law is a curb to keep us on the right path, a mirror to show us our sin and a guide for our lives; however, because of our sinful nature it is impossible for us to keep the Law perfectly as God demands. God’s plan solved our failure to keep the law by having Christ live the law perfectly for us and giving us His perfection through faith. Christ is the fulfillment of the law given at the top of the mountain. (Romans 10:4)