Jesus reprimanded the Pharisees about the hardness of heart they and the children of God had in Moses' time about divorce - that because of the hardness of their heart they wrote a bill of divorcement, but from the beginning it wasn't so. Now that's not really the specific scripture I want to discuss here. But it's an example of how Jesus, as God, back in the Old Testament, wanted the children of God to live back then. So was it the same for following the Law and Ten Commandments in real-time during Moses' time? In other words, if a person committed adultery, were they absolutely to be stoned, or what if they repented and found God after the act, did God's heartbeat lie in mercy and not in the stoning? Just like with Jesus and the adulteress? Or with David in his sin of adultery? Neither died and both were forgiven by the King - so take an Israelite being led by Moses - did God want people to execute mercy first instead of jumping to the stoning?