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Moses then reiterated The Lord's Ten Commandments that had been given to God's people at the time forty years earlier, for all time (see The Ten Commandments Before Sinai? and the Fact Finder question below).
"I am The Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
Deuteronomy Chapter 6
Although the people of Judah adopted a tradition for themselves (the other tribes of Israel didn't) to use Frontlets and Phylacteries, The Lord wasn't referring merely to the symbolism; He was talking about actually living according to God's Way (ironically, people wearing phylacteries were among those who rejected the Author of them when He came i.e. "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat; so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long," Matthew 23:2-5 RSV).
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love The Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 RSV)
Jesus Christ repeated His own words centuries later to emphasize their timeless implementation (see the Fact Finder question below):
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"
Deuteronomy Chapter 7
The Israelites were to respect the legal sovereignty of other nations (see Landmark), but they were at the same time to take total control of their own sovereignty within their own God-defined borders. Otherwise, they would know much trouble and corruption from the hostile aliens in their midst.
"When The Lord your God brings you into the land which you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites [see The Land Of Canaan], the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than yourselves, and when The Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them; then you must utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, and show no mercy to them.
Fact Finder: Why did Jesus Christ command Christians to "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law"?