Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Tablets of Moses

In my Hebrew class my teacher shared with us an interesting rabbinic tradition about the first set of tablets. She said that according to one tradition, the first set of tablets Moses brought from Mount Sinai were made of sapphire. When Moses saw the wickedness of the people he shattered the sapphire tablets on the ground and gathered the pieces. God after this allowed only Moses to have these shards, and no one else in Israel. According to the tradition, this incredibly precious stone made Moses a rich man for the rest of his life.

One of the great advantages of being a Latter-Day Saint is we know what was on those first tablets. They contained the higher law, and the higher priesthood.

Isn't it beautiful to think how this is the law and priesthood that Moses was allowed to keep? Like the tradition, it kept him rich his whole life. And through the great and last sacrifice of our Savior, we have those same blessings today in our lives. What was able to make Moses rich throughout His whole life, we have as well.

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