The Ark of the Covenant is the Throne of HaShem and a receptacle for the Tablets on which are written the Commandments of HaShem. Moses broke the original tablets:
Exodus 32:15 Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tablets of the Covenant were in his hand: the tablets were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. And the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tablets. As it happened, as soon as he came close unto the camp, he saw the calf, and the dancing, and Moses’ anger raged, and he cast the tablets from his hands, and broke them at the bottom of the mountain.
Exodus 34:1 The LORD told Moses, Hew two tables of stone the same as the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke.
Moses cut two tablets:
Exodus 34:4 And he hewed two tables of stone the same as the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.
The Ten Commandments on the Second Tablets
1. For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
2. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
3. The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep
4. All that opens the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male. But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.
5. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.
6. Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end
7. Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
8. Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning.
9. The first of the first-fruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.
10. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.
The Tenth Law, which is repeated in Exodus 23:19 and Deuteronomy 14:21, has led to the wide misunderstanding. A kid is a young goat, and a kid ‘in its mother’s milk’ is a suckling kid. The Law applies to unweaned animals. The Tenth Law has been misunderstood as meaning that an animal must not be cooked in milk taken from the animal’s own lactating mother. In other words, one may not cook her own kid in milk drawn from its own lactating mother. This is incorrect, the Tenth Law is not a prohibition against cooking meat in milk, it is a prohibition being cooking suckling animals. The Tenth Law is an expression of HaShem’s mercy towards young creatures. The tenth Law means, DO NOT COOK UNWEANED ANIMALS. The Law against cooking unweaned animals is repeated in Exodus 23:19 and Deuteronomy 14:21
People are not comfortable with the First Law, “Thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” The Hebrew word qana’ means ‘possessive’, ‘passionate’. God is possessive about His creatures. He is passionate about His creatures. If He were not possessive, passionate, jealous, He wouldn’t care about His creatures. He would walk away. He would abandon everything He created. A good mother is possessive about her young. A nesting bird displays ardour for her young when she risks her life by leading a predator away from the nest with one wing dragging on the ground. GOD is not a cold, unfeeling parent. He is passionate, possessive, jealous. Would you pray to a cold, impersonal GOD? Would you pray to a Lawless GOD? Don’t question GOD. Don’t question His Laws. Obey and be saved.