If Adam and Eve, created in the image of God, do not keep the single command in a paradise, how can the Israelites, marred by original sin, expect to keep a host of commandments in the moral cesspool of Canaan? The answer should be obvious: "Apart from reliance upon a trustworthy God, they cannot!" (p.151)And neither can we! We must cast ourselves into the arms of our Savior who has died and rose again. Praise God for His marvelous grace!
In Bruce Waltke's An Old Testament Theology, he writes the following: