His Word Is Very Near to Us EGP Blog post from December 22, 2013

Thanks be to God for loving us enough to send His Son down to teach us and die in our places, giving us the choice between eternal life and death, so that in choosing Him, His Word is very near to us…in our mouth and in our hearts!

Deuteronomy 30:11–20 (NASB)

[11] “For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out° of reach. [12] “It is not in heaven, that° you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ [13] “Nor is it beyond the sea, that° you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ [14] “But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. [15] “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity°, and death and adversity°; [16] in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. [17] “But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, [18] I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and° possess it. [19] “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants°, [20] by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this° is your life and the length of your days, that° you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

Deuteronomy 30:11 Lit far off
Deuteronomy 30:12 Lit to say
Deuteronomy 30:13 Lit to say
Deuteronomy 30:15a Lit good
Deuteronomy 30:15b Lit evil
Deuteronomy 30:18 Lit to
Deuteronomy 30:19 Lit seed
Deuteronomy 30:20a Lit that
Deuteronomy 30:20b Lit to dwell