God gives the people of Israel some specific applications of the 10 Commandments. Consider:
- God’s Love – Law after law shows God’s concern for people as he limits retribution to fit the crime, and protects the vulnerable (the poor, sojourners, widows, orphans) from mistreatment. Do you have this same heart for people? How does it show in your life?
- God’s Justice – Closely related to his love is his justice. God’s laws are designed to create a just society for the nation of Israel. People are to treat each other fairly and rightly. How well does that describe your interactions with the people in your life?
- God’s Authority – Finally, these laws remind us of God’s authority. God has the right as Israel’s Redeemer and God to command them. And God has the right as our Savior and God to command us. Do you recognize his authority in your life? Are you walking in obedience to His Word?