“The works of his hands are truth and judgment; trustworthy are all the orders he gives, well supported forever, to time indefinite, done in truth and uprightness.” (Ps. 111:7, 8) Included among “the works of [Jehovah’s] hands” were two tablets of stone on which were engraved ten important laws for Israel. (Ex. 31:18) These laws, together with all the other regulations that became part of the Mosaic Law covenant, are based on eternal, trustworthy principles.
For example, one of the orders, or laws, on those tablets said: “I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion.” It further states that Jehovah exercises “loving-kindness toward the thousandth generation in the case of those who love [him] and keep [his] commandments.” The tablets of stone also contained such timeless principles as “honor your father and your mother” and “you must not steal,” as well as the profoundly insightful law against coveting what belongs to others.—Ex. 20:5, 6, 12, 15, 17.