“The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face” Deuteronomy 7:7-10 NKJV.
More often than not, we find ourselves taking for granted the type of love God has for us. We start to let our minds wonder off where then the enemy puts ideas of pride in our minds. This can lead to us quickly forgetting what the Lord has done for us, where then we start to take credit for ourselves, or like the Israelite’s, make gods of our own to worship. This is where God’s love and faithfulness should leave you in awe. When God was ready to pour out His wrath on the Israelite’s, after they went and made a god of gold for themselves, Moses begged for their forgiveness, of which God faithful to His promise to Abraham, showed them mercy. The good fortune you may find yourself in, is not as a result of anything you did, but what God had promised to your forefathers before you. But looking at the story of the Israelite’s in the desert, God delayed leading them to the promise land so that those who opposed Him could perish in the desert and those who loved and obeyed His commandments could inherit the promise land as well as their descendants. Those in high places, who refuse to humble themselves before His throne, will not find favour in Him because God chooses those who regard themselves or are regarded as inferior in the eyes of the world. Those who cry out to Him for help, will be helped and all promises made to them will be seen to fulfillment regardless of our unfaithfulness to Him. He is love is faithful from generation to generation.
Father, Your faithfulness is unmatched and there’s nothing in this world that brings contentment than that. I thank You Lord, that even when I disobey You, Your mercy is extended to me constantly as Your rebuke ministers to me. Amen