Moses spoke to the people, saying: "Fear the LORD, your God, and keep, throughout the days of your lives, all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you, and thus have long life. Hear then, Israel, and be careful to observe them, that you may grow and prosper the more, in keeping with the promise of the LORD, the God of your fathers, to give you a land flowing with milk and honey.
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today."
"Fear the Lord, your God" How often I hear the Old Testament dismissed as irrelevant: "Fear, we should never Fear the Lord!" Excuse me, any good parent corrects a child/teen/adult by pointing out the evils that may befall them. How much more, with the God of the Universe. Also, it is SO important to finish the statement: ".....and thus have long life,..you may grow and prosper the more, ...to give you...." God desires the best for us - ALWAYS
"Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength." What a beautiful request, a request that should be so simple. Start today (if you have not already) and make this simple request your resolution for today, and then tomorrow, and then the next day.....
God promises Long Life, Prosperity, Blessings and Graces/Gifts.
YOU are God, i am not.