The theme of this article needs to a few more places.
Striving to follow the ten commandments (plus the 11th) just leads to a better life.
I read the Bible in my mid-20s. I was amazed that all the laws in Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Numbers were actually pretty good laws for people living in a semi-arid ecosystem. There’s no wonder the Isrealistes could defeat armies much bigger than theirs with all the Hepatitis going around.