The Books of the Old Testament get a bit of a bad press. People think it is a bunch of rules to cramp your style. Could it be that the purpose of real religion is to bring us more fully to life?
I found this take on Deuteronomy 30: 11-15 & 19-20.
The commandment that I lay upon you this day is not too difficult for you, it is not too remote. It is not in heaven that you should say, who will go up to heaven to fetch it and tell it to us so that we can keep it? Nor is it beyond the sea (some esoteric cult), that you should say, who will cross the sea for us to fetch it and tell it to us so that we can keep it? It is a thing very near to you, upon your lips (something in common parlance) and in your heart, (a universal human quest), ready to be kept. Today, I offer you the choice of life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life!