Deuteronomy 30:6 - God Will Cleanse Your Heart - If You Will Let Him.
Deu.30:6; God Will Cleanse Your Heart - If You Will Let Him.
Deu 30:6 (KJV) And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart,
and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
Deuteronomy 30:6 (NLT) "The LORD your God will cleanse your
heart and the hearts of all your descendants so that you will love him
with all your heart and soul, and so you may live!
Deu 30:6 (CWR) Then the Lord will make your conscience tender
and will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your children. He
will help each one of you to love Him with all your heart and soul
and mind. He will also help you keep His commandments because He
loves you and wants you to live and not die.
A Call to Return to the LORD
Repentance and Forgiveness (30:1-10)
Return from exile, and conversion (30:1-14)
Deut. 10:16 (KJV) Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your
heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
Deuteronomy 10:16 (NCV) Give yourselves completely to serving
him, and do not be stubborn any longer.
Jeremiah 4:4 (KJV) Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take
away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of
Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench
it, because of the evil of your doings.
Jeremiah 4:4 (NCV) Give yourselves to the service of the LORD,
and decide to obey him, people of Judah and people of Jerusalem. If
you don't, my anger will spread among you like a fire, and no one
will be able to put it out, because of the evil you have done.
Jeremiah 32:39 (KJV) And I will give them one heart, and one
way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of
their children after them:
Ezekiel 11:19-20 (KJV) And I will give them one heart, and I
will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out
of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:  That
they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them:
and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (KJV) A new heart also will I give you, and a
new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony
heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my
statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
John 3:3, 5 (KJV) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God.  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into
the kingdom of God.
2 Cor. 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a
new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are
Col. 2:11 (KJV) In whom also ye are circumcised with the
circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the
flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Romans 2:28-29 (KJV) For he is not a Jew, which is one
outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that
of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is
not of men, but of God.
Colossians 2:11 (NLT) When you came to Christ, you were
"circumcised," but not by a physical procedure. It was a spiritual
procedure--the cutting away of your sinful nature.
1 Cor. 8:3 (KJV) But if any man love God, the same is known of
1 John 4:7 (KJV) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is
of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 4:16-18 (KJV) And we have known and believed the love
that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.  Herein is our love made perfect,
that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is,
so are we in this world.  There is no fear in love; but perfect
love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is
not made perfect in love.
1 John 5:3-4 (KJV) For this is the love of God, that we keep
his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.  For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory
that overcometh the world, even our faith.
James 1:12 (KJV) Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the
Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 2:5 (KJV) Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God
chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom
which he hath promised to them that love him?
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION
To circumcise the heart means to quicken one's spiritual
perception and make tender one's conscience. [SDA Commentary]
It is God that circumcises the heart. The whole work is the
Lord's from the beginning to the end. 1SM391,2
He would give them his grace to change their hearts, and rule
there (v. 6): The Lord thy God will circumcise thy heart, to love the
Lord. Note, the heart must be circumcised to love God. The filth of
the flesh must be put away; and the foolishness of the heart, ...Turn
you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my Spirit, .
(Matthew Henry's Commentary)
Moses told the Hebrews that when they were ready to return to
God, he would be ready to receive them. God's mercy is unbelievable.
It goes far beyond what we can imagine. Even if the Jews
deliberately walked away from him and ruined their lives, God would still
take them back. God would give them inward spiritual renewal
(circumcise their hearts). God wants to forgive us and bring us back to
himself too. Some people will not learn this until their world has
crashed in around them. Then the sorrow and pain seem to open their eyes
to what God has been saying all along. Are you separated from God
by sin? No matter how far you have wandered, God promises a fresh
beginning if only you will turn to him. [Life Application SB]
You and I can sin. But the door is always open for us to return
to God. We can claim the promise made to Israel so long ago. "When
you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey Him with
all your heart then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes"
(vv. 2-3). [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]
The change that will be wrought upon them will not be only
outward, or consisting in mere opinions; it will reach to their souls. It
will produce in them an utter hatred of all sin, and a fervent love
to God, as their reconciled God in Christ Jesus; they will love him
with all their hearts, and with all their soul. [Matthew Henry
With all your heart and . . . soul indicates total involvement
and commitment. The phrase is applied not only to how the Lord's
people should seek him, but also to how they should fear (revere) him,
live in obedience to him, love and serve him (6:5; 10:12; 11:13;
13:3; 30:6), re Dt 4:29 [NIV SB]
Do you remember when you said "yes" to Jesus? How long ago was
it? A few months maybe years? I said "yes" to the Lord in November
1964 when I was a teenager. But I also said "yes" to Him just the
other day. (Diamonds in Dust by Joni Eareckson Tada) [Inspirational
By the combined influences of the Word and the Spirit of God,
their hearts will be touched and purified. [Jamieson, Fausset, And