Preacher Dean in Nashville, Tennessee is doing a series of sermons from Exodus. Last week, he reached the point of the story when Moses goes up on the mountain to receive the 10 Commandments from God. In order to make his point, Dean reminds his listeners that the inclusion of those 10 Rules are not a non-sequitor but rather they are part of the narrative. His point is that the part they play in the story of God’s rescue of Israel from slavery is this: they are the marriage vows of God and Israel.
Now, if the giving of the law at Sinai was like the taking of wedding vows, then was God’s first date with Israel a camping trip?
What do you think?