Synopsis … Moses begged the people of Israel to follow the laws he had spelled out because ‘this will show your wisdom.” In fact, Moses said, other nations will admire you for your laws. One way to test the validity of a law is to ask, how does it look from a distance? Is it admirable? Paul writes that good laws ultimately are varying expressions of the principle: Love your neighbor as yourself. This is one important lens to frame our reading of the Bible.