02/07/21 – Renewal Through Repentance and Returning To Our Redeemer

1 The Lord said to Moses, “Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2 Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain. 3 No one shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain.” 4 So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone.
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭34:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I. The Covenant Renewed (1-3)
A. God has Moses redo the 10 Commandments because Israel needed a do over with God.
B. God was willing to renew the covenant, but Israel needed to renew it because they were the ones who had broken it.

II. The Christian and Re-dedication
A. Re-dedication is a biblical concept but is often practiced by the church and Christians in an un-biblical way.
B. Part of the historic belief in re-dedication and practice of it is the Baptist belief in backsliding.

III. The Chooser in Redemption
A. Man cannot be sovereign in saving Himself and then secondary in keeping Himself saved.
B. God’s part in salvation is sovereign & man responds to God making man’s part secondary.

IV. Next Step: The Call of Christ to Repent and Return (4)
A. God is willing to start fresh with you again just like He was with Israel.
B. If we want a do over with God, the response should be immediate. (2 Corinthians 6:2, Romans 13:11, James 4:14)

Next Week:
Making Much of the Name of Our Maker Exodus 34:5-7