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;
Deuteronomy 7:7 NKJV
As I read this Old Testament passage this morning my mind was flooded this things.
I went back to read & get the context.
As I read Deut. 7 I thought about Israel & the Jewish nation/people. My mind wandered onto the religious wars that are still going on to this day. I thought about how some just follow the first 5 books of The Bible. I began to pray for the Islamic people and Jewish people. My prayer extended to those around me and for me as well.
“Lord, may we listen to all that you say to us today, in this day & age. May we realize Your greatness & power and no think more highly of ourselves then we ought. May we realize that you don’t love any of us because of our race, popularity, culture or how many of us there are, but because of sheer love. May all people know that You bless us and show Your love, shed Your love on us out of our of sheer, pure, simple love and because You keep Your promises.
May we bless Your Holy Name.
In Jesus name and for Christ’s sake, Amen
God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors.
God stepped in and mightily bought you back out of that world of slavery, freed you from the iron grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Know this: God , your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon.
He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations. But he also pays back those who hate him, pays them the wages of death; he isn’t slow to pay them off—those who hate him, he pays right on time.
Deuteronomy 7:7-10 MSG