Moses Broke Them; Moses Replaced Them

Moses had broken the first Ten Commandments, but not as the Israelites had. They broke the first commandment by worshiping the golden calf. In anger at what they had done, Moses threw down the tables of stone upon which the Lord had written the Ten Commandments and they broke.
The Lord wanted those Ten Commandments preserved on stone. Therefore, He commanded Moses to carve out two more stones, for he broke them and he would replace them. He did not protest, but did as commanded, “So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone” (Exodus 34:4).
The old adage says that if you break it, you fix it. Did that start with the Lord telling Moses to replace the tablets of stone? That we should fix what we break, if we are able, is a truth that preceded Moses, continues today, and shall continue on.
Moses could have blamed it on the Israelites, but he loved both them and the Lord, and Moses would do whatever it took for all three parties to have a relationship. Does that describe you also?

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