Deuteronomy 29-30

“And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live” (30:6).  God wanted the Israelites to obey His commands and have prosperous lives, yet His ultimate desire was that their hearts would change.  He knew that, because they were human, their sins would cause disaster, but He promised to have “compassion on them” and give them a new future (30:3).

“Therefore, choose life …loving the Lord you God, obeying His voice” (30:19).  God’s desire for us is that we will choose Him, because He is our life and our good future.