"They saw the Elohim of Israel. Under His feet was the likeness of sapphire bricks,
resembling the essence of Heaven in purity." Exodus 24:10
This verse shows how Yahveh related to the Israelites during their desert experience. In order to
show them that He was aware of their needs, He used ‘bricks’ ~ not of clay but of sapphire, reflecting the Israelites'
deep desire for spiritual relationship with their Creator. When the Israelites said 'we will perform and listen to all
that Yahveh says', they showed their desire to keep the Torah out of love and not just out of a contractual covenant.
Much later, when the Israelites sinned to such a degree as to be deserving of the First Exile, Yahveh remembered
the ‘good old days’ ~ "I recalled for you the kindness of your youth." Jeremiah