How does Nehemiah
describe the giving of the law at Sinai?
"Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from
heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and
commandments: and madest known unto them Thy holy Sabbath, and commandedst them
precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses." Nehemiah 9:13, 14.
What was the primary
advantage possessed by the Hebrews?
"What advantage then hath the Jew?... chiefly, because that unto
them were committed the oracles of God." Romans 3:1, 2.
Before the law was given
at Sinai, how did Moses render judgment to the people?
"When they have a matter, they come unto me and I judge between one and
another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and His laws."
In the wilderness, before
reaching Sinai, how did Moses explain the absence of the manna on the seventh
"He said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, Tomorrow
is the rest of the holy Sabbath unto the Lord... Six days ye shall gather
it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be
none." Exodus 16:23-26.
When some of the people
went out to gather manna on the seventh day, what did the Lord say to Moses?
"And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep My
commandments and My laws?" Verse 28.
What additional evidence
do we have that the moral law of Ten Commandments existed before it was
proclaimed at Mount Sinai?
"By one's disobedience many were made sinners." Romans 5:19.
"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4.
How were the Ten
Commandments first presented to the people at Sinai?
"God spake all these words, saying,... Thou shalt have no other gods
before Me." Exodus 20:1-3.
How was it then written
down as a permanent record?
"He gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon
mount Sinai two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of
God." Ex. 31:18.
How did Moses show that
the children of Israel had broken their part of the covenant between them and
"It came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw
the [golden] calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the
tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount." Exodus 32:19.
With what exactness did
the Lord write the law the second time?
"He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten
commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst
of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me."
Where did Moses place
these two tables of stone?
"I... put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they
be, as the Lord commanded me." Verse 5.
What other law was also
given at this time?
"When Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a
book, until they were finished." Deut. 31:24.
Why did the Lord call His
people out of the land of Egypt?
"He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness:...
that they might observe His statutes, and keep His laws." Psalm 105:43-45.
How were they to teach
the law to their children?
"Thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of
them when thou sit test in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and
when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 6:7.
What promise to Israel
hinged on their keeping the instructions that He had given them?
"Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant,
then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth
is Mine: and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation."
Exodus 19:5, 6.
Was this promise made to
the Jews alone?
"Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and
from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew
thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make
thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless
thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the
earth be blessed." Genesis 12:1-3. If ye be Christ's, then are ye
Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:19.
What reveals that the Ten
Commandment law, given at Sinai, is the law for the Christian?
"Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is
guilty of all, For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.
Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor
of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of
liberty." James 2:10-12.
What is the wages of sin?
"The wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23. "In the day
that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2: 17.
"The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezekiel 18:4.
How did death enter this
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by
sin,' and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Rom.
God is merciful, but will
His mercy clear the guilty?
"The Lord is long suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and
transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty." Numbers 14:18.
(See Exodus 34:5-7.)
What is the result of
willfully sinning against God?
"If we sin willfully after
that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died
without mercy under two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment,
suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the
Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was
sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of
grace?" Hebrews 10:26-29.
To whom is the execution
of judgment given?
"Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith
the Lord." Romans 12:19. "The Father hath... given to the Son... authority
to execute judgement also." John 5:26, 27. (See Jude 14-15.)
What presumptuous way of
life do many pursue?
"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore
the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil."
What message has God sent
to men by His appointed messengers?
"Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for
they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be
ill with him. "for the reward of his hands shall be given him."
Isaiah 3:10, 11. "We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us." 2 Corinthians 5:20. (See 2 Timothy 2:24-26.)
How can man escape the
penalty of sin?
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23.