“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 'You shall have no other gods before me’” (v6-7). God called Israel out of slavery to be His special people, and He told them how to live so that they would reflect His goodness and thrive in their new land. God’s words were a gift; the Israelites were privileged to know the best way to worship, work, and treat one another.
“You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you …that it may go well with you” (v33). God wants our lives to “go well,” and therefore He calls us to obedience.