The people are counted, the warriors are ransomed. Why? Why do only warriors need to be ransomed?
Why did the people turn from YHVH so quickly to make themselves a golden calf?
Why did Moses’ face glow when he came down from the mountain?
The Sabbath has to do with our service to the Temple. It is how we learn to be His Bride and the Melchizedek Priesthood. Keeping the Sabbath elevates us to the LORD above all the nations of the earth.
There is no room for love of a golden calf if our heart is taken with love of YHVH.