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Hearing and doing stand in the foreground of this section.The result of obedience is life and possession of the land."That ye may live" does not mean the possession of eternal life, but a long earthly life in the promised land. (The Annotated Bible) Now, O Israel, ) not a suggestion to the children of Israel regarding how they are to live in the promised land (still filled with Canaanite influence).It is notable that this instruction is given 40 years and more than 1 millions corpses later!Amplified (2015) - “Now, O Israel, listen and pay attention to the statutes and the judgments (God’s legal decisions) which I am teaching you to do, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
It also marks a major literary turning point, a transition from itinerary or historical narrative to parenesis.Most of the people are buried out there in the wilderness, or their bones are bleaching under the desert sun.The new generation is ready now to go into the Promised Land, but before they enter, Moses reviews the wilderness experiences and pleads with them to obey God who loves them.David Larson - The purpose of those (Ed: Like Moses) who share the “oracles of God” is not primarily to help people with their problems; it is to speak for God Who is ultimately the only Help (cp Ps 121:1-8-note). Confess (1 Jn 1:9-note) and He will give ear to your prayers.(shama - here in Dt 4:1 a command not a suggestion) is a key word in Deuteronomy and is used 31x in 31v the first time in Dt ("you would not listen") and the second in Dt where God "would not listen" to Israel's pleas because of disobedience. The best known use of "listen" is in the so-called "Shema" (after the first word in the verse below "shema" - hear) which is the very heart of Jewish confession and faith.