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Love and Obey
1#Dt 6:5; 10:12You must love the Lord your God and keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments always. 2#Dt 5:24Know this day that I am not speaking with your children who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the Lord your God, His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm, 3#Dt 7:19and His signs and His works which He did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and to all his land, 4#Ex 15:9–10; Ps 106:11and what He did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots, when He made the water of the Red Sea to flow over them as they pursued after you, and how the Lord utterly destroyed them, 5and what He did to you in the wilderness until you came to this place, 6#Ps 106:17; Nu 27:3and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, their households, their tents, and everything that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel. 7But your eyes have seen all the great deeds of the Lord which He did.
8#Jos 1:6–7; Dt 31:23Therefore you must keep all the commandments which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land which you are going to possess; 9#Ex 3:8; Dt 4:40and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give to them and to their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10For the land which you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt from where you came, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot like a vegetable garden, 11but the land, which you are entering to possess, is a land of hills and valleys and drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12#1Ki 9:3; Jer 24:6a land for which the Lord your God cares. The eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.
13#Dt 4:29; 6:17It will be, if you will diligently obey My commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the Lord your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14#Lev 26:4; Dt 28:12then I will give you the rain of your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 15#Dt 6:11; Ps 104:14I will provide grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be full.
16#Job 31:27; Dt 8:19Take heed to yourselves that your heart be not deceived, and you turn away and serve other gods and worship them. 17#Dt 4:26; 6:15Then the Lord’s wrath will be inflamed against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the land will not yield its fruit, and you will quickly perish from the good land which the Lord is giving you. 18#Ex 13:9; 13:16Therefore you must fix these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, so that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. 19#Dt 4:9–10; 6:7You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20#Dt 6:9You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21#Ps 72:5; Pr 3:2so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the days of heaven on the earth.
22#Dt 6:17; 10:20For if you diligently keep all these commandments which I am commanding you to do—to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him— 23#Dt 4:38; 9:1then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you. 24#Ex 23:31; Jos 14:9Every place where the soles of your feet tread will be yours. Your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, as far as the Mediterranean Sea. 25#Ex 23:27; Dt 7:24No man will be able to resist you, for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land where you shall tread, just as He has spoken to you.
26#Dt 30:1See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: 27#Dt 28:1–14the blessing if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, 28#Dt 28:15–68and the curse, if you will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn from the way which I am commanding you today, to go after other gods which you have not known. 29Now it shall be, when the Lord your God has brought you into the land which you are entering to possess, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal. 30#Ge 12:6; Jdg 7:1Are they not on the other side of the Jordan, west where the sun goes down, in the land of the Canaanites, who dwell in the plain opposite Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh? 31#Dt 9:1; Jos 1:11For you will cross over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and you will possess it, and dwell in it. 32#Dt 12:32You must be careful to do all the statutes and judgments which I am setting before you today.