Bible: Deuteronomy 11:13-21

11:13 Now, if you pay close attention 1  to my commandments that I am giving you today and love 2  the Lord your God and serve him with all your mind and being, 3  11:14 then he promises, 4  “I will send rain for your land 5  in its season, the autumn and the spring rains, 6  so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. 11:15 I will provide pasture 7  for your livestock and you will eat your fill.”

Exhortation to Instruction and Obedience

11:16 Make sure you do not turn away to serve and worship other gods! 8  11:17 Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 9  against you and he will close up the sky 10  so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 11  from the good land that the Lord 12  is about to give you. 11:18 Fix these words of mine into your mind and being, 13  and tie them as a reminder on your hands and let them be symbols 14  on your forehead. 11:19 Teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, 15  as you lie down, and as you get up. 11:20 Inscribe them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates 11:21 so that your days and those of your descendants may be extended in the land which the Lord promised to give to your ancestors, like the days of heaven itself. 16 

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