Obey The Lord Your God
When God gave His law to the children of Israel, He promised that there would be blessings for obedience and punishments for disobedience. As Moses reminded the people of this, he explained what this obedience was to look like.
First, they were to obey from the heart: “And you return to the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul…” (Deuteronomy 30:2). They were not to grudgingly follow His law; instead, they were to obey because they wanted to please Him.
Second, they were to keep all of His law: “And you shall again obey the Lord, and observe all His commandments which I command you today” (Deuteronomy 30:8). They were not at liberty to ignore anything that He had instructed them to do.
Third, they were to follow what was written: “If you obey the Lord your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law…” (Deuteronomy 30:10). God revealed in His law want He wanted them to do. They were to take note of that and follow it.
For us today, there is a parallel to all of these in the new covenant. We are to serve God willingly (2 Corinthians 9:7), completely (Matthew 28:20), and according to His revealed word (James 1:22).
So obey the Lord your God. He has promised to save those who obey Him (Hebrews 5:9). Let us make sure we are doing those things that are pleasing to Him.