Deuteronomy 30:15

15 "Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, between life and death. 1

Deuteronomy 30:15 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 30:15

See, I have set before thee this day
Moses here returns to press the Israelites to the present observance of the laws, statutes, and judgments of one sort and another, he had been delivering to them; as being of great moment and importance to them, no other than

life and good, and death and evil;
which are the effects and consequences of obedience and disobedience to them; a happy temporal life, and a continuance of it in the good land of Canaan, and an enjoyment of the blessings and good things thereof to them that are obedient; for not spiritual and eternal life, or spiritual blessings and everlasting happiness, are to be had by man's obedience to the law of works, only through Christ, through his obedience, righteousness, sufferings, and death; see ( Galatians 3:21 ) ; so temporal death, or a cutting short of natural life in the promised land, and evil things, calamities, and distresses, or a deprivation of all the good things of it to the disobedient; see ( Isaiah 1:19 Isaiah 1:20 ) .

Deuteronomy 30:15 In-Context

13 Nor is it on the other side of the ocean. You do not have to ask, "Who will go across the ocean and bring it to us, so that we may hear it and obey it?'
14 No, it is here with you. You know it and can quote it, so now obey it.
15 "Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, between life and death.
16 If you obey the commands of the Lord your God, which I give you today, if you love him, obey him, and keep all his laws, then you will prosper and become a nation of many people. The Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are about to occupy.
17 But if you disobey and refuse to listen, and are led away to worship other gods,

Cross References 1

  • 1. +230.15Ben Sira 15.16, 17.