In Deuteronomy 27 to 30: Moses knows that the people’s future hinges on whether they follow God. the source of purest good. To walk away from him will bring disaster.
To etch that solemn reality on their hearts. Moses commanded the nation’s leaders that once they cross into the promise land they are to write the stipulations of God’s covenant with them on large stones as a memorial to Him.
God’s law is to be the first thing present in their new home. Then Moses repeats his earlier instruction. Once in the promise land, half the tribes are to stand on Mount Gerazim and speak the blessings of obedience over the nation. The other half of the tribes are to stand on the opposing Mount Ebal, speaking the warning curses of disobedience.
Moses spells out the blessing of covenant obedience, but goes into horrific detail of what will happen if the people turn from God’s ways. Even after His people has heinously rebelled, God promises if— from the putrid pits they have sunk to —they have a turn of heart, He will hear and restore them.
God is wonderfully merciful; no one is to far gone to return to Him. The hosts of heaven lean in as Moses calls them to witness to God’s revelation and the people’s response.
Jeremiah 29 verse 11: ‘“For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’.”
The choice is ours, to accept the wonderful privilege, of walking in God’s plans for our lives, or to walk outside those plans, were circumstances might not be, any thing like the privilege of walking in His blessing and protection for our lives.