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Slavery Laws and the Grace of God

Scripture Reference: Exodus 21.
These three chapters (Exodus 21-23) are often called The Book of the Covenant. Having finished the Ten Commandments and some initial ceremonial laws, God begins to give Moses other judicial and ceremonial laws that are specific applications of the moral law in the context of Israel’s situation. Although these laws are not binding any longer on us, they do reveal the grace of God and teach us about justice, mercy, and to be thankful for the work of Christ.
We will consider these four points:
1. God regulates slavery in Israel.
2. He reveals his compassion in the midst of a sinful world.
3. He prepares his people for the coming of Christ. (Psalm 40:6-7)
4. The implications for our faith today.