Exo 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel."
Were the Isralites expected to exercise complete and perfect obedience in order to receive blessings from God in this covenantal arrangement? If so, were they temporal or spiritual blessings?
Could Israel have kept this covenant, making the New Covenant unnecessary? If not (which I hope all would say), then why do we cast a light on the OC people as being flawed, when their covenant was designed to be temporary and passing away to begin with? Are we any better in the NC? Why?