29 But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. [Where is God to be turned to with all our heart and soul and found? In Deu 30:14, God tells us: "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." From the Word of the Lord within: "God is not found going to services or reading about him." God has given the light to every man who comes into the world so that each man might believe, John 1:7,9. Christ, the word and light, is within you, patiently waiting for you to seek Him in your heart so that he might teach you how to live godly and righteously in this present world. From the Word of the Lord within: "He told us it was not enough to seek God, we must seek with all our heart and soul. You will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart. It is not enough to believe in Jesus; we must believe what He says and then act on it. "]
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.]
11 This command that I command you this day is not hidden from you, nor is it far off. [His command in the previous verse was to listen to and heed the voice of the Lord your God and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and He then tells us His voice and He is near, in our hearts and mouths, there to be obeyed.]
12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
14 But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it.2 [God is the word: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God; John 1:1; God is near you, in your heart and mouth to be obeyed. Turn inward to hear, learn, become pure, become holy, to know God, to see God, to be with Him.]
|Isaiah 45:19 |
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek me in vain.' I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.