God gives Moses the principles of a civil legal code and a code of social responsibility for caring for young girls who have affairs or of wedlock, widows and orphans.
A lot of this will set the nation apart as a fair and progressive… relatively… place. An example of how a god ordered society will work.
With Christianity more under siege than i can ever remember, it’s ironic that often the standard we are being held to remains this one. God’s.
We need to respond by distancing ourselves from injustice, and dealing transparently with sin in our own ranks. We are again like the Israelites, strangers carving out our status in a strange world. We again need to be ambassadors for the holiness of God.