Deut. 8:6 In the book of Deuteronomy Moses expands on and reminds the Israelites of God’s laws. Our verse says, “Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.” The verse before it talks about chastening as a father chastens his son so God chastens us. The verse after it says that God is bringing us into a good land. So, to walk in God’s ways, we need chastening to keep us walking in the right way. He chastens us to keep us on the path. Do not despise the chastening of the Lord. We are to walk in His ways and fear Him. What are His ways? The Israelites were to follow the law God gave them. There were the 10 commandments and many other moral laws and ceremonial laws. If we are to fear God, then it is not a “me” walk. We are to obey God’s commandments and walk in truth. We are to love God and one another. We are to do good to one another. We are to help others. After all Jesus did for us, we will want to keep God’s laws and walk in them. We will want to walk with Jesus. We will not want to deviate from the path. The following verse reminds us that He is bringing us into a good land. The last verse of Psalm 23 says “…goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Note the personal “me” and the time element “all”. Every day of our lives goodness and mercy follows us. What we call “good” days as well as “bad” days God’s goodness and mercy follows us. Why wouldn’t we want to walk in His ways? Follow His leading and obey His orders. After all, we will “dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. We shall dwell in “a good land” forever.