Neh 9:29

9:29 he shall live by them. The Mosaic covenant offered life for obedience (Lev. 18:5; Rom. 10:5). Israel’s failure to merit life in the land testifies to the universal need for a Substitute through whom the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met on behalf of those who could not meet these terms on their own (Rom. 8:3, 4).