May 4, 2019: Day 7 – Deuteronomy 7

God wants to make sure that we do not worship other gods and that we are not beholden to idols that other people worship.  So we have here an indication as to why God chose the people of God, as the people of God.  Look at vs.8 where we read that the people of  God were chosen because: "the Lord loved you and kept the oath that he swore to your ancestors."  So there are two reasons why God has chosen us: 1) God loves us, and 2) God keeps His promises. As a result of these two things he commands that we be faithful to him as He is to us.  But look at vs.12 which really places this all into perspective.  "If you heed these ordinances...the Lord your God will maintain with you the covenant loyalty that he swore to you ancestors."  The verses go on and state that God will love us, bless us, multiply us.  So the primary two reasons why God chose us is that God loves us and keeps  his promises.  If we keep  God's commandments then we will reap the benefits of God's love, God's blessing, and the promise of fruitfulness in all things. It seems to me that we have a pretty good deal with God.  
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