Read Exodus 19
“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me . . . a holy nation” (vv5-6).
When God established His nation, He had specific regulations to be put into place. The Law would be given on that very mountain as Moses met with God.
But the people could not touch the mountain called Sinai. They could only prepare for it. Consecrate themselves in order for Moses to meet with God. Moses, God’s chosen leader. The one God picked to lead these amazing numbers. The one He chose to use for His children’s freedom and abundant living.
No doubt, God knew what Moses would have to go through as he led these stubborn people. So He made sure the people knew he was God’s choice. God’s alone.
He would spend 40 days and 40 nights with Moses on the mountain called Sinai. God would impart His Law for His people through Moses.
He met with Moses and let His Presence be known to the people as He came down the mountain in the sight of all the people. (See v11.) “Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God . . .”(v17).
God made Himself known to the people. And He called Moses alone to the top of the mountain. See, Moses was God chosen man. The one He had chosen to lead His people from bondage to full-blown abundance.
He would make sure the people knew He had chosen Moses. God would leave no doubt in the minds of the people as to who had called Moses to this insurmountable job of leading them out of Egypt and into the land of His promise.
God was about to deliver His Law to Moses. The Ten Commandments and the regulations by which He would require His people to live. And He made sure there was no doubt that they were His Laws and His alone.
Not Moses’. Not Aaron’s. Or Joshua’s. Not even Abraham’s.
For they were God’s people, and this was His hand that had moved to rescue them and lead them into this wilderness before the Promised Land.