The Lord said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.”

Exodus 34:1 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

I Will Write

The book often considered to be the first work of Canadian literature is The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke, published in 1769. Brooke wrote the novel in Sillery, Quebec following the Conquest of New France. Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, English sisters who adopted the country as their own, moved to Upper Canada in 1832. They recorded their experiences as pioneers in Parr Traill’s The Backwoods of Canada in 1836 and Canadian Crusoes and Moodie’s Roughing It In the Bush in 1852. 

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There is such a thing as righteous anger, and Moses certainly expressed that when he came down from Mt. Sinai carrying the tablets on which God had written the Ten Commandments. He was so angry at the pagan worship he witnessed that he threw down and shattered the tablets. Returning to the mountain, God commanded Moses to form new tablets, in Exodus 34:1 saying: “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.” The God of the Bible speaks to His people. Unlike gods who are no gods at all, the One true God is a communicator. He invented language, after all, and has always spoken with the highest of His creation. In the Garden of Eden, he spoke daily with Adam and Eve. After sin separated us from Him, he still spoke to His people, through prophets, priests and kings. His final word, the Logos, Jesus Christ, is the living word. His revelation is complete – He has spoken through the written word and finally through the living word. Take time today to read what God has written for you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley