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The purpose of Godís rules

Galatians 3:19-20

God was separate from his people

The rules that God made were not without a purpose. They were necessary because people were doing very many wrong things. Because of those wrong things, God was separate from his people.

They could not meet him, even to hear his rules. God had to choose someone who would receive his rules on their behalf. That person was Moses.

God wants to live among his people

God used Moses because God was separate from his people. But God does not want to be separate from his people. He wants to live among them. He wants to be their God.

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