5 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people; for all the earth is mine.
10 When you listen to and heed the voice of the LORD your God to keep his commandments and his statutes, which are written in this book of the law, and when you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. [Where is this voice of the LORD your God to be heard? Where is God to be turned to with all our heart and soul? In verse 14 below he answers: the word, (who is God, John 1:1), is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it.]
1 "And it shall come to pass, if you will diligently listen to and heed the voice of the LORD your God to observe and to do all his commandments that I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
2 And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you will listen to and heed the voice of the LORD your God.
|1 Samuel 15:22|
22 And Samuel said, "Has the LORD a greater delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, than in obeying the voice of the LORD?1 Behold, to obey is better than to sacrifice, and to listen and heed is better than the fat of rams.
10 He also opens their ear to discipline, and commands that they turn from iniquity.2
11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
23 But this I commanded them, saying: 'Listen to and obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk completely in the ways that I command you, so that it may be well with you.'2 [To hear the voice of the Lord we must patiently and persistently listen in humble silence; then we must obey what he commands completely. To obey is to follow the Lord, which all must do in order to be a true disciple. From the Word of the Lord within: "Follow precisely; do not deviate."]
|Jeremiah 11:7 |
7 For I earnestly protested to your fathers from the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, 'Obey my voice.'