“These are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments
which the Lord your God commanded to teach you,
to do them in the land to which you go to possess it.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it, that it may be well with you.”
Deuteronomy 6:1, 3
God has never given a commandment for His own benefit. Every commandment He has ever given to creatures in heaven or on earth has been for their good, and the good of others. The excerpt from Deuteronomy, above, is part of Moses’ last sermon to Israel before he died. It is just one instance of Moses’ great effort to persuade Israel to believe that God’s commandments were designed to bring them blessings if they would only keep them.