II. The Relevance of the Law
» The Giving of the Law occurred in the wilderness, thus establishing it as a universal expectation.
» Although it was given to Israel, it is for all people.
The Law consisted of 3 unique codes:
• Social addressed the expected norms within society.
• Spiritual addressed the expected worship practices.
• Moral addressed the expected behavior towards God and others. (10 Commandments)
Although we are no longer under the Law, the Moral Code is still in effect.
• The law is the focus of the last message spoken by God in the Old Testament, through Malachi.