For Israel

Over forty years had passed since Israel escaped out of Egypt. In the Book of Deuteronomy Moses reminded Israel of those years and as he began to tell them of the covenant that the Lord made with them, Moses said, “The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive” (Deuteronomy 5:3).
The Lord wanted all the nations to live in righteousness and to worship Him, but what we commonly call the Law of Moses, including the Ten Commandments, the Lord gave only to Israel. Just after the words quoted above, Moses then reminded Israel of the Ten Commandments, a special law He gave to the people He had chosen to bear His name in the earth.
While the covenant was for Israel, it also taught the world that the Lord expected holiness from His creation. The Lord made a covenant with Israel to prepare them as a nation that they might deliver to the whole world a Savior who would save both Israel and the nations from their sins.

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