Listen obediently, Israel. Do what you’re told so that you’ll have a good life, a life of abundance and bounty, just as God promised, in a land abounding in milk and honey.
yes, my soul, listen to the words of the highest one! listen closely, listen not just with your ears, listen with your heart, listen with your mind! listen in full attention, dig deep and let every powerful word, let every precious life command, let every life-giving speech, let every course-setting direction permeate your heart, fill your mind, overflow in your being, until your speech, your deed, your walk becomes the very embodiment of what the highest God of gods tells you. do what you're told, don't ever turn your back on his prodding, don't harden your heart, always keep your will pliable, always be in submission to all that he has called out, so that you'll have a good life, a life of fruitful abundance - just as he has promised, right there in your circumstance, right where you are - as you follow him, watch him transform it into a land abounding in milk and honey!