Deuteronomy 30: We Have the Information
I read the Bible through about three years ago, but I have to admit that I did not remember anything special about Deuteronomy 30. I wish I had because I think I just found some of my favorite Bible verses.
Deu 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
Deu 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
Deu 30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deu 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deu 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
Deu 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
The reason that I love this passage so much is because it speaks to one of the biggest misconceptions about Christianity.
God tells us everything we need to know to make a decision. We know the truth about Jesus, we know what He came to do and we know what our response needs to be.
We are not operating with incomplete information. Yes, there are certain things that are hard to wrap our heads around. For example, we know that God is an infinite being, but we really cannot comprehend infinity. In our world, everything has a definite beginning and end. It is hard to think about something that is defined as being undefined.
It is even hard to comprehend the concept of the Trinity. We know that there is a Father, Son and Holy Spirit. However, it is a little bit harder to think about how there are three distinct beings who also operate as one.
Our salvation is not predicated on the fact that we understand infinity or comprehend the exact nature of the Trinity though. There are certain things that we will probably not understand, but that is okay. Look back at verse 10. The important part for us is to listen to God, keep His commandments, and follow Him with all of our hearts.
We are not judged on unfair criteria. Everything that we need to know in order to accept the free gift of salvation is in the Bible. That decision will determine our eternal home. If you want to know a little bit more about this particular decision, you can check out my newest page. It is the most important decision you will ever make.