The Lord understood the problem and wanted the people to have their moral compass reset with the written directives we have come to call
"The Ten Commandments"
1. You shall have no other Gods before me.
2. You shall not make unto yourself any graven images or bow down to them.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Honor the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
5. Honor thy father and mother that your days may be long upon the earth.
6. You shall not kill.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbors spouse or your neighbors possessions.
It would seem that Ten commandments should not have been too burdensome. Just ten. However, several hundred years later, knowing the frailty of the human heart the Lord kindly compressed the ten into three: Micah 6:8, "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? (1) to act justly, (2) and to love mercy (3) and to walk humbly with your God." Seems so simple.
Then there was a period of four hundred years between the last book written under the Old Covenant and the appearance of the Son of God on earth. The Pharisees thought they could trip Jesus up when they asked him to choose one of the original Ten Commandments and make it the "greatest." Jesus didn't even have to think about it. He immediately narrowed the playing field of ten to two. " Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, this is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it : Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." The simplification of the law only condensed the directives, it did not delete the original ten's intent. Meaning: if you love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength, the natural outcome will be the adhering to the first five commandments....and if you love your neighbor as yourself the next five will be an expression of that love. If you love God, you will make Him the center of your life; from that devotion flows honor and obedience. If you love your neighbors you will not desire to kill them, steal from them, commit adultery with their spouses, lie about them or covet their stuff. Makes sense doesn't it? From Ten to Two. And interestingly, the conclusion of Jesus' response was "all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." All of life's responses both spiritually and physically depend on how we love God and love others. Period.
I suppose we could conclude with the acronym: KISS, (Keep It Simple Stupid...or even more appropriately: Keep It Simple Saint)