And the LORD said to Moses, "Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. – Exodus 34v1
Israel really blew it the first time around. God had provided for them over and over and over. They came to Mt Sinai where God would meet with them and provide a way that would eventually lead to knowing Him intimately.Still they were led by their flesh and instead of waiting on God they made a false god and resorted to wild orgies of satisfying their every desire.
Moses had enough and destroyed the tablets that established God's relationship with His people. You might think that God would agree and just let Moses start all over again. But no, that is not God. God still loved His people and still wanted them to have a relationship.
‘Do it again Moses. Get two new tablets and let me give the Law again.’
Why would God give them a second chance when they had so completely followed their flesh instead of Him?
Why would He continue with us when so often in 2009 we followed our flesh instead of the Spirit?
Because He loved them. Because He loves us.
He is the God of ‘one more chance.’ Praise God for that or we would all be doomed.
May each of us take advantage of another chance in 2010.