“Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.”
Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT
The bible talks about over and over again how good it is for us to get understanding. That’s why I think this verse is extra powerful. This verse doesn’t just tell us to get understanding, but it tells us exactly what we need to understand, and understand clearly.
The Lord your God is indeed God. Absolutely. We must understand this truth, because without this everything else we read or hear about just doesn’t have any power I our lives. The Lord is God. He is God indeed. There is none beside him, none above him, none beside him. There is none more powerful, none more wonderful, none more faithful. He is the God of the universe. He is the God who created all things. He delights in his people, the ones he created in his image.
He is faithful. He is faithful to keep his covenant for a thousand generations. If we needed to read about this and study up on just how far he willing to go to keep a covenant just look at the children of Israel and what great lengths he went to for them, even after they showed just how stubborn they were. And if you need a better example look back to the cross. The cross where he bled and died for us so that we might be saved from sin and enter a life long covenant with him on into eternity, knowing that so many would reject and refuse his offer and what he’d done for them. How much more faithful can you be? To do something so great knowing that only some would appreciate and accept it.
This last part is perhaps the part I enjoy the most. He lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. Who doesn’t enjoy being lavished with love and affection? He just wants us to love him in return and follow what he tells us to do, not for selfish reasons but for our own good, so that he can pour out his love and blessings on us even more! What an awesome God he is.
Take time to understand who he is in your life every single day, because when you understand who he is, trusting him becomes easier and easier. And once you trust him enough to follow his commands you will experience his love on a level you never could imagine. It’s his love that carries me through from day to day. I can’t imagine why a God like that would love a girl like me, but that’s one thing I don’t have to understand to enjoy.
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