he LORD your God will give you many blessings in everything you do: You will have many children. Your animals will have many offspring. Your soil will produce many crops. The LORD will again delight in making you as prosperous as he made your ancestors.
e will do this if you obey him and follow his commands and laws that are written in this Book of Teachings and return to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
his command I'm giving you today isn't too hard for you or beyond your reach.
t's not in heaven. You don't have to ask, "Who will go to heaven to get this command for us so that we can hear it and obey it?"
his command isn't on the other side of the sea. You don't have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it for us so that we can hear it and obey it?"
o, these words are very near you. They're in your mouth and in your heart so that you will obey them.
Today I offer you life and prosperity or death and destruction.
his is what I'm commanding you today: Love the LORD your God, follow his directions, and obey his commands, laws, and rules. Then you will live, your population will increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you're about to enter and take possession of.
ut your hearts might turn away, and you might not listen. You might be tempted to bow down to other gods and worship them.
f you do, I tell you today that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live for a long time in the land that you're going to take possession of when you cross the Jordan River.
call on heaven and earth as witnesses today that I have offered you life or death, blessings or curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants will live.