The Finger of God

Moses led unconsecrated Israel to the foot of Sinai,
A holy people they would become if only
God's word they would forever obey.

And when God finished speaking,
So His people would know purity sure,
Moses received the tablets of testimony
Written by the finger of God.

The Pharisees brought a woman caught in the act of adultery,
A sin for which the law said she must die,
Daring Jesus to take a stand.

And when Jesus finished teaching,
So they would remember what is pure,
The Pharisees received decrees in dirt
Written by the finger of God.

Before Moses could present God's new law of the land,
His children worshipped a god of their making,
And the tablets he did break.

Knowing Moses so begged of God,
That beyond great was their heart sin,
New stone tablets now bore the law
Written again by the finger of God.

When the Pharisees kept nagging, what would you do?
Jesus said, he among you who is pure
Throw hard the first stone.

And then they remembered, one by one,
Oldest to youngest, the laws of old,
Seeing it laid out there for all to see
Written again by the finger of God.

Exodus 31:18; 34:1
Deuteronomy 9:7; 10:5
John 8:2-11

by J Alan R
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