Commandments 27

This post is Day 27 in a series of studies about “Commandments”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Commandments – Day 27

Exodus 34:15-16

Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.

The Thought

Many of us know people who have chosen to marry someone of another race or faith, or both. Sometimes it works well, but often there is friction. Even people with the same beliefs and customs disagree and have an occasional dispute. Every added complication gives another opportunity for the enemy to intervene and cause confusion and disagreement.

God’s plan was for families to pray together and to stay together, and most do. But sadly there are many divorces, separations, and even murder across our so called civilised world.

This chapter begins with God telling Moses to chisel out 2 stone tablets like the ones He Himself had made for the original commandments. What a task that must have been! And then Moses had to take them up to the top of the mountain for God to rewrite them! If ever a man regretted his anger, Moses climbing up, with the tablets in his hands (v4), must have been that person!

God’s first words to Moses as he reached the mountain top were to declare His own holiness and warn again that our sins will be punished through to the third and fourth generation (v6-7).


Read Exodus 34 and imagine the scene. The mountain, Moses disappearing into the Holy cloud, and the people standing at a distance with baited breath!

Pray again for the next generation in your own extended family, that Jesus will break all curses from sins in their family lines and will set them free.

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