It was a command that was disobeyed. It was a command given to the nation, and they failed miserably at keeping it. The interesting part of this command is that if it was taken seriously by the nation, then outward obedience to the Law would have been superseded by an inward desire to obey the Law as a result of faith. We see glimpses of that in the Bible, but ultimately we see failure.I can see your point. But, what about commands like Deut 13:4, "Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him." Are you saying this was never an OT Command at all? It was always a NC 'implication'?