Thomas E. Peck on “I am Jehovah” and the moral law

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“I am Jehovah.” This name expresses, fundamentally, self-existence, and therefore conveys the idea that he to whom it belongs is the author of all finite being. The people to whom the law is given are hereby reminded that they are the creatures of God, living, moving, having their being in him, and that this absolute physical dependence involves an absolute moral dependence also.

This name serves to show that this law was not given to the Hebrews, as Hebrews, but as men, and, consequently, that it belongs not to those elements of the Mosaic institute which are provisional and temporary, but to those which are permanent and eternal. The sum of this law is love; and love to God is absolutely essential to the perfection and happiness of men. The law has been dispensed under many different forms, but in its essence it is as immutable as the nature of God and the relation of creature to creator.

For the reference, see Thomas E. Peck on “I am Jehovah” and the moral law.
 
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