May 4, 2015: Daily Bible Reading with Commentary for Exodus 21-24
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Context: Today's reading continues with the giving of the law. It goes into greater details of some of the laws laid out in the 10 Commandments. Chapters 21-24 deal with social laws, many of which have been adapted in some manner to form the basis of our laws today. God gave Israel these laws to benefit them, to help them prosper as a nation, and to set them apart from other nations who lived in sin. When they failed to keep God's laws, is when they fell as a nation. As you read the laws, consider how they have been changed in today's society.