"See, I set before you today blessing and curse: the blessing, when you heed the command of the LORD…the curse, if you heed not the command of the LORD…" Heeding the commandments is presented as the default position "when you heed." The opposite is only presented as a possibility "if you heed not." Our natural instinct, explains Rabbeinu Bahya, is to be and do good. The Torah assumes that its reader is looking for guidance and is already on the right path, therefore it is only a matter of time until we do what is right: when you heed.