God instructed Moses by specifying how offenses should be brought to justice by him and the judges. He knew there needed to be law and order; otherwise, people would take matters into their own hands, possibly requiring too much for an offense. God is fair in his punishment, so he expects us to be fair, too. Though these laws seem basic, they would likely overdo punishment if they were to make retribution in their anger.
What do we learn about God in this portion of scripture? He is fair, just, loving, and doesn’t tolerate the wicked. The example:
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Exodus 22:18
That one sentence explains why we have so much evil in this day and age. It has been allowed to grow and metastasize like cancer. The world is riddled with corruption because it hasn’t been stopped. We are only to worship God, but witchcraft and sorcery give place to the devil who doesn’t deserve it. When Jesus came, he freed people from their demons, releasing them from the devil’s stronghold. He loved people but hated evil. Once freed, it is up to that person to fill the void left with the Holy Spirit by accepting Christ as Savior.