Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth mine:
If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them
That thou mayest love the thy God, that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
People think that the God of the Old Testament was a harsh, judging God. But He was no such thing. He gave commandments to be followed and promised that obedience to those commands would bring profound blessings and support--beyond what we could imagine and certainly more than we deserve. (No, the Lord never said that last part, but it is what I have come to learn for myself.) If people disobeyed, then the consequences He set had to come in play. (And wow--people disobeyed a lot in the scriptures!) So the best thing to do is be obedient and then we'll be blessed.