Observe how the people reacted to the Law. It made them aware of their own sinfulness. That’s what the Law does.

Scripture: Exodus 20:18-21

ESV Text: Exodus 20:18-21


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 20

     18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 326:
Lord, to Thee I Make Confession

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Lord, to Thee I make confession; 
I have sinned and gone astray, 
I have multiplied transgression, 
Chosen for myself my way, 
Led by Thee to see my errors, 
Lord, I tremble at Thy terrors. 

2. Yet, though conscience’ voice appal me, 
Father, I will seek Thy face; 
Though Thy child I dare not call me, 
Yet receive me to Thy grace. 
Do not for my sins forsake me; 
Do not let Thy wrath o’ertake me. 

3. For Thy Son did suffer for me, 
Gave Himself to rescue me, 
Died to heal me and restore me, 
Reconciled me unto Thee. 
‘Tis alone His cross can vanquish 
These dark fears and soothe this anguish. 

4. Then on Him I cast my burden, 
Sink it in the depths below. 
Let me know Thy gracious pardon, 
Wash me, make me white as snow. 
Let Thy Spirit leave me never; 
Make me only Thine forever.