In Moses ‛ day and age, it is easy to see why God would give this commandment.
The minute the Israelites were out of danger, while Moses (their Prophet) was absent, they created graven images to worship. Worshipping of images was usually accompanied by inappropriate and immoral behavior. Heavenly Father was leading them to the Promised Land and so He was to be the primary source of their guidance. If they were to survive the grueling desert, they had to put God first.
 
     
  I go away for a while and this is what I come
back to ? Believe me, these commandments will
be a lot easier to follow than a dead statue.
 
     
  God gave Moses instructions how to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. The most direct route was only 400 miles. At 8 miles a day, they could have made it in two months. Instead, God kept them in the desert for 40 years to learn obedience.  
  The Israelites
were certainly slow to
learn. I wouldn ‛t want
to spend a day longer
than I had to in that
desert.
 

 

 

 

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