Aug 9, 2013

Readers' Theatre: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Deuteronomy 30:15-20.  It is set for two voices.

Readers’ Theatre
(Deuteronomy 30: 15-20)

Now listen!
Today I am giving you a choice between life

and death,

between prosperity

and disaster. 

For I command you this day to love the Lord your God
and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations
by walking in his ways.

If you do this, you will live and multiply,
and the Lord your God will bless you
and the land you are about to enter and occupy.

But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen,

and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, 

then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed.

You will not live a long, good life
in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy.

Today I have given you the choice between life

and death,

between blessings

and curses.

Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.

Oh, that you would choose life,
so that you and your descendants might live! 

You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God,
obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him.
This is the key to your life.

And if you love and obey the Lord,
you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.