“Indeed, these commands that I’m giving you today are neither confusing nor unattainable for you. They aren’t in the heavens, so you have to ask, ‘Who’ll go up to the heavens for us and get it for us so we can hear it and act on it? And they aren’t beyond the seas either, so you have to ask, ‘Who’ll cross the sea and get it for us so we can hear it and act on it? No, the word is very near you—it’s within your mouth and heart for you to attain.”
When reading this passage, I remember when Paul referenced it in Romans 10:5-8. I enjoy it when the New Testament references the Old Testament. But Paul does this because it is a simple and important message. God clearly tells us what he wants and expects from us. He does not hide this from us. God’s laws are written in the Bible and His love is in the world around us.
The problem most people have is not understanding what to do, but to make the choice to follow what God commands of us. I have heard many people say that they would follow God if they knew what He wanted and never cracked open the Bible to see for themselves. So I ask you all, do you choose life or death? Will you accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior? Will you read and follow God’s instruction? These are only questions you can answer yourself. I pray everyone comes to the same conclusion and choose life. I will leave you with one last verse.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.“