Exodus 21:12 Whoever strikes a person mortally shall be put to death. 13 If it was not premeditated, but came about by an act of God, then I will appoint for you a place to which the killer may flee. 14 But if someone willfully attacks and kills another by treachery, you shall take the killer from my altar for execution.
This is one rule among many Moses was sharing with the newly freed people of Israel. Remember they had spent 400+ years as slaves in Egypt. They didn’t own anything. They depended on others to adjudicate problems because they had no authority. If you read this section of Exodus it can get tedious because of the detail in it, but considering the circumstances it made sense. Being a free people brought new freedoms but also new responsibilities. They were charting new territory as a people.
It’s interesting to note the new rules emerging in response to Covid-19 virus. None of us has experienced this sort of thing before, not on this global scale. Like the Israelites we are charting new territory. We’re making the rules as we go along and the rules change almost daily. However, like the Israelites, we are not in this alone. We belong to God Almighty, the Alpha and Omega. We are in God’s hands my friends. Don’t forget that!