Moses was so upset by the sinning Israelites that he forgot his holy experience with God and literally threw the tablets and broke them.
When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. (Exodus 32:19, NIV)
Moses might have thought no one noticed but God certainly did.
The Lord said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. (Exodus 34:1, NIV)
God pointed out that Moses broke those original commandments and then he kindly rewrote them.
Are we guilty of breaking any of God’s commandments? If we ask he will replace them and at the same time he will give us the strength to take better care of them from now on.
Prayer- Lord God we are guilty of so many failings, including many of your commandments. Renew us Lord with your mercy and strength and give us courage to start again. Amen.
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