The Book of Deuteronomy is a sermon given by Moses on his last days on earth and focuses on one of the most critical issues - what it means to love God. It was written to teach us that living as the people of God means that we are a people of devotion and love. No matter how often we fail, God will continue to be faithful to us. God chose Israel to be His people simply because He loved them. While we are not Israel, and while we are not 'under the law', we are still His people and loved by Him. As we imagine what it would be be like to perfectly obey the laws of Deuteronomy, we see an image of love, devotion to God, and holy justice. We're encouraged to choose genuine life - the life that saturation in God's word imparts, the life that sin can never give, the abundant life that is found in Jesus alone. This life focuses on loving God and keeping His commandments, which is exactly what Christ expects of us.