What special arrangement did God make with the Jewish people?

Answer: After delivering the nation of Israel from Egyptian bondage, God lead them to Mt. Sinai where He made a covenant with them, the Law Covenant. “Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, ‘All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do!’ (4) Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. … (7) Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, ‘All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!’ (8) So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, ‘Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.'” (Ex. 24:3-8 NASB)

The Law Covenant included the ten (10) commandments as well as all of the other commandments and instructions that God gave to Israel through Moses. Moses became the mediator of this arrangement serving as a go-between God and the nation. “Then they said to Moses, ‘Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die.'” (Ex. 20:19 NASB) Moses added in Deut. 5:5 (NASB): “I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain.”

Under this arrangement, God had Israel build a place of worship (tabernacle), established the Levitical priesthood and generally, led Israel from the wilderness of Sinai until Jesus first advent.

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