On the edge of the promised land, Israel are faced with the age-old choice between love & life and disobedience & death. Moses urges Israel to choose more wisely than their ancestors so they can enjoy a long & blessed life in the land. But Israel’s decision to choose death didn’t end God’s plan to bless his people. To secure life for us, Jesus chose death for himself and broke the cycle of disobedience and death forever.
God calls his people to live holy lives distinct from the world. He chose to make us holy by his mercy and grace. God shows his mercy to his holy people sparing them from his righteous judgement and his grace in keeping his covenant of love, giving us life through Christ and blessing us in him eternally.
God gave Israel the 10 Commandments to enable good relationships with God & each other, creating a free, just & enjoyable society that would reflect God’s goodness so that all the world would know, love & worship him.