The story of Moses
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Three months after leaving Egypt, the Israelites have arrived at Mount Sinai. Moses is the name of the hero who has saved Israel from the Egyptians. After suffering 10 plagues, the final plague was too much for the Egyptians to bear. Pharaoh told Moses to take these people away and leave the land of Egypt. They celebrated the first Passover together in their homes before they left.
It has not been an easy journey for Moses and the Israelites. They have experienced many challenges along the way. It took them three months of trusting God to get to Sinai. They saw God’s work on the way when they were saved at the Red Sea and then God miraculously provided food and water, and they saw a prayerful victory over the Amalekites.
Eye witnesses at Sinai have reported amazing stories of God speaking through Moses to say that he has great plans for the nation of Israel. Seth Amos is one of the Israelites and recalls, “Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
Stories of Moses asking people to get ready for a big announcement have been common. Apparently instructions were given that God told Moses to have the people wash their clothes and on the third day, God would return. When the people heard the sounds of trumpets, they were not allowed to touch the base of the mountain or they would die.
Abiah Jacob retold her story. “On the morning of the third day, Mount Sinai was completely covered in smoke and the whole mountain was shaking! The trumpet blasted louder and louder. It really scared everyone in the camp. Moses spoke and God went to the top of the mountain. He told Moses to come to the top of the mountain. God told Moses to go remind the people not to come on the mountain, and tell them they are not allowed to look on the face of God.”
God gave Moses rules He wants people to follow. The rules are called the 10 Commandments. The Commandments are written on both sides of 2 tablets of stone by God’s own finger. Reporters are still confirming the exact wording of the Commandments, however we are able to report that the Commandments include:
1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2. You shall not make idols.
3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honour your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
10. You shall not covet.
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