Exodus 19 to 21 It has been three months to the day since the Israelite children have left Egypt behind. A new life means a new way of walking. In Egypt, they had earthly masters; now, they have a heavenly master which is a picture of the believer in Christ. Before our master was Satan, now we belong to Jesus by faith in Him alone. Before we can meet Jesus, we must be cleansed, consecrated, sanctified to be a holy people. God told Moses the people must do just that, and the first step was to wash and put on new clothes. Believers are washed in the blood of the Lamb and put on the new robe of righteousness.
A new life also means a new way of living, and thus God directs Moses to share the Ten Commandments by which they are to live. Our new life is to mirror those same Ten Commandments in how we are to live before God and before man. The Lord is our God, and we have been ransomed from the kingdom of darkness and moved to the Kingdom of Light: “not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and renewing of the Holy Spirit.” [Titus 3:5]
Today choose whom you will serve, the gods of the past or the living and holy God.