God’s commandments for the nation of Israel were established in the wilderness of Sinai on the third month after they had left Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. They constituted a covenant of spiritual and moral dimensions between God and Israel. This was a very significant period in their journey, for the commandments were to connect the people to God, and to distinguish them from the rest of the other nations.
(Romans 8: 19-23; I Chronicles 16:32-34; Jeremiah 12:4)
…And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory, for I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! …
Yes, why? Solomon puts in perspective the consequences of being foolish with a question: Why should you die before your time? He said, Be not wicked overmuch or willfully, neither be foolish- why should you die before your time? The things in question here are foolishness and wickedness.