The Exodus story follows the people from slavery in Egypt, across the Red Sea then to the holy mountain at Sinai. Moses meets YHWH on the mountain top in fire and cloud, with thunder and lightening. When he returns to the people after forty days and forty nights, he returns with the Law.
The story of Matthew in his Gospel, hundreds of years later, has Jesus on a mountain top delivering to God’s people a re-telling of the Law. As we read Matthew’s gospel, we can see how he understood Jesus as the new Moses, the pinnacle of God’s Word to God’s people.
If you have been reading along all this time, good for you! If you have missed some of the readings, feel free to pick up the schedule and begin again wherever we are. This is not a competition; it’s an opportunity to engage Scripture from a fresh perspective. Wherever you are, however you do Living in The Story – it will be good.
Here is the As You Read resource for Week 9
Here is Charlotte’s blog: The Law of the Lord