Why did God command the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments to be placed 'inside' the Ark of the Covenant, but the Law of Moses 'beside' the Ark?

Deuteronomy 10:2  God instructed Moses to put the ten commandments inside the Ark of the Covenant.  

Deuteronomy 31:26  "Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee."

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Mini Janet Lee
The ten commandments were written by the hand of God, while a human scribed the law of moses, although by divine instruction.

December 06 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini A F
Because the Ten Commandments were God's laws, and the laws of Moses were man's laws and are the laws that God abolished. 

When Jesus said, "Love God above all and love thy neighbor as thyself", He was saying, "Keep my commandments and show loving kindness, mercy, and forgiveness to men on earth." In this way we would be loving as God loves. 

And Jesus would cover our sins against God's commandments if we loved each other as He showed us to do, and we are not to be arrogant in keeping God's commands because it is His Spirit that allows us to do so. 

But when we are not keeping His Commandments, we are no different than the world, we are not set apart, and we have lost our salt and are of no use to Him.

February 16 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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