Acts 7:38 He is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living oracles to give to us.
Acts 7:39 Our ancestors were unwilling to obey him; instead, they pushed him aside, and in their hearts they turned back to Egypt,
Acts 7:40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make gods for us who will lead the way for us; as for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.’
Acts 7:41 At that time they made a calf, offered a sacrifice to the idol, and reveled in the works of their hands.
Today’s scripture reading comes from Stephen’s speech before the Sanhedrin. He is sharing with them his faith just before he is put to death and in doing so he lays out the history of the Jewish people. While speaking of Moses he makes a very significant point regarding the Law. He equates the Law with living oracles because they are given to Moses by God through …