Bible: Deuteronomy 11:8-17

The Abundance of the Land of Promise

11:8 Now pay attention to all the commandments 1  I am giving 2  you today, so that you may be strong enough to enter and possess the land where you are headed, 3  11:9 and that you may enjoy long life in the land the Lord promised to give to your ancestors 4  and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. 11:10 For the land where you are headed 5  is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, a land where you planted seed and which you irrigated by hand 6  like a vegetable garden. 11:11 Instead, the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy 7  is one of hills and valleys, a land that drinks in water from the rains, 8  11:12 a land the Lord your God looks after. 9  He is constantly attentive to it 10  from the beginning to the end of the year. 11  11:13 Now, if you pay close attention 12  to my commandments that I am giving you today and love 13  the Lord your God and serve him with all your mind and being, 14  11:14 then he promises, 15  “I will send rain for your land 16  in its season, the autumn and the spring rains, 17  so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. 11:15 I will provide pasture 18  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! 19  11:17 Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 20  against you and he will close up the sky 21  so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 22  from the good land that the Lord 23  is about to give you.

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