“You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always. Deuteronomy 11:1 (ESV)
Loving God has always been connected to obeying the Lord and following his commands. Jesus makes this same point about those who love him will show the evidence of their love for him by keeping his commands in John 14:15, 21, 24
a land that the LORD your God cares for. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Deuteronomy 11:12 (ESV)
God has specially chosen the very land of Israel, it is special to the Lord and he watches over it always. This new land was not like Egypt with its man made irrigation systems, this was a land that received its rain from the heavens and so the people would have to depend on God for prosperity in the land. We too depend on God for growth. See 1 Corinthians 3:7
You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 11:19 (ESV)
It is so important that we are genuinely people of the Bible, we should be talking about God and his word all the time, thinking about it all the time and naturally teaching it to our children. God and his word should have such a high place in our hearts that our minds are occupied with him all the time.
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: Deuteronomy 11:26 (ESV)
Gods blessings are conditional and relational, we are called to obey Gods commands for our own good. God does not ask us to do good just for goodness sake but that he might bless and reward us. Gods commands are in place to increase human flourishing and for the prosperity of his entire creation.
For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. 2 Corinthians 3:11 (ESV)
The old covenant was certainly glorious, it was inaugurated by God in the glory and terror of mount Siani, however the glory typified in the Moses’ shining face would eventually fade as he moved away form the presence of God and we see the fading of the effectiveness of the old covenant in the people of Israel to the point that Jeremiah mentions that God will make a new covenant because the old has been broken (Jeremiah 31:32). So the old covenant was a temporary covenant until the true full covenant came.
We give God thanks that we are beneficiaries of the new covenant which unlike the old does not fade a way but is permanent and greater in Glory as it is Gods final revelation for salvation and the ultimate covenant established and maintained by Jesus himself (Revelation 14:6 and Hebrews 13:20)
But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 2 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)
We should pray for the Jews that they turn to the Lord and so the veil is removed and they will see that the entire bible points to Jesus