Moses describes the Covenant between G-d and the Israelites, urging the Israelites to uphold the Covenant and honor the Torah so that they may be rewarded with life in the land of Israel.Moses continues his last speech before the Israelites. “You are standing before G-d in order to enter into the Covenant of G-d and take the oath that G-d makes with you, so that G-d may fulfill G-d’s promise to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not with you alone, but with those who are here and those who are not here that G-d makes this Covenant and oath.” Moses continues, “You remember how we dwelt in the land of Egypt as slaves and saw the Egyptians worshipping their idols. If any of you turns your heart away now from our G-d to serve these foreign gods, there could be among you a root that will someday ripen as a poison. G-d will not be willing to forgive those who know of this Covenant but follow their own selfish heart.