Love and obey the Lord
1 Love the Lord your God. Do what he tells you to do. Always obey his rules, his laws and his commands. 2 Remember that today I am speaking to you who have seen his powerful acts! Your children did not see the great things that the Lord your God did to teach you. You saw for yourselves how great, strong and powerful he is. 3 But your children did not see the great miracles that he did in Egypt. He punished Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and all his people. 4 You saw how God destroyed Egypt's army, with all their horses and chariots. They were chasing after you to catch you. But God caused the water of the Red Sea to cover them, so that they drowned. 5 Your children did not see all the things that the Lord did in the desert as he brought you here. 6 They did not see how he punished Dathan and Abiram, Eliab's sons, from Reuben's tribe. God caused the earth to open up in the middle of the Israelites' camp. These men fell down into the hole and they disappeared. Their families, their tents and everything that they had all disappeared in the hole. 7 Remember that I am speaking to you, the people who have seen the Lord's powerful acts.