Love the LORD your God, and do what he wants you to do. Always obey his laws, rules, and commands.
Remember today the discipline you learned from the LORD your God. ([I'm not talking] to your children. They didn't see or experience any of this.) You saw and experienced his great power--his mighty hand and powerful arm.
You saw the miraculous signs and deeds he did in Egypt to Pharaoh (the king of Egypt) and to his whole country.
You saw what he did to the Egyptian army, its horses and chariots. He drowned them in the Red Sea when they pursued you. So the LORD destroyed them forever.
You saw what he did for you in the desert until you came here.
You also saw what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, from the tribe of Reuben. In the middle of all the Israelites the ground opened up and swallowed them, their families, their tents, and every living creature with them.
You saw with your own eyes all these spectacular things that the LORD did.
Obey all the commands I'm giving you today. Then you will have the strength to enter and take possession of the land once you've crossed [the Jordan River].