I appreciate how God explains his method of thinking in Deuteronomy 30:1-10 which is entitled, Prosperity After Turning to the Lord. Cutting to the chase, the verse explains that you will prosper when you turn to your Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 30:11-19 is entitled, The Offer of Life or Death. Now I begin to smile as I read God's humorous words. Here is my paraphrased translation: What I command is NOT too difficult or beyond your reach. As God elaborates, I'm almost laughing out loud and can visualize him like a stand-up comedian with a bit of a funny grin on his face, pleading to us: "Look, people, I'm not asking you to jump hurdles, you already have this in your heart... how much easier could I make it for you to obey?" He even asks us to "See" and qualifies his message: "I've given you two choices — life and prosperity or death and destruction. Then he gives us the correct choice to choose and tells us to not even wait to decide. "Choose now! Choose life," he says. He gave us brains but wants to make it perfectly clear the simple thing we need to do to be prosperous and happy: Choose life!