What Does Deuteronomy 7:9 Mean?

Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

When we are exhorted in Scripture to KNOW something, we should make sure that this is something that we really and truly KNOW in our heart and soul and mind and strength and spirit. We are to KNOW without shadow of turning that the eternal creator of heaven and earth, Who has locked Himself into an everlasting convent with humanity, is our Lord and God and that He is faithful and true in all that He says and in all that He has promised.

We are to know without question or query that God, Who had adopted us as children, has made us accepted in the Beloved. He has sealed us with His Holy Spirit; come to dwell within our mortal bodies and has also given us an everlasting assurance that in His sight we are saved, sanctified, glorified and have already been given eternal life.

Our acceptance in the Beloved is as sure as His sovereign character; as extensive as His infinite strength; as glorious as His unconditional love and He has pledged mercy on all that love Him and keep His commandments - to a thousand generations.

We are to know without fear or favour that the Lord our God is a covenant keeping God. His promises to Israel stand sure and His promises to the Church are equally as firm, for every promise and covenant that has been given to humanity as a whole; to the nation of Israel in particular and to us, who are His Body, the Church - is yes and amen in Christ Jesus our Lord.

All that is asked of us is to trust Him as Saviour and then hand over to Him – so that in His power, strength and love He can work in us and through us, as He slowly yet surely conforms us into the likeness of His Son - to the praise of His holy name.

We are exhorted in Scripture to KNOW that the LORD is God; to KNOW that He is the true and living God; to KNOW He is faithful that He keeps His covenant promises for ever and ever, amen.

When we truly KNOW this, then we start to know HIM and to LOVE Him - for we KNOW that His tender mercy is extended to ALL who love Him and keep His commandments - and all we need to KNOW is recorded in Scripture. 

My Prayer

Loving Father You are indeed a wonderful covenant-keeping God and I want to know and love You more and more each day – Praise Your name for Your faithful promises in Your word of Truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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