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Christians can you explain this Bible verse for me please?

*This is a daily reflection. It sounds to me like those who believe and worship him he will protect, but not others. Is that correct?*Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who maintains covenant loyalty with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
Deuteronomy 7:9 (Read all of Deuteronomy 7)
New Revised Standard Version

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on May. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • To me it sounds like we should have no doubt that God is the only God.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Well yes and no. God does give special care to those who are His. But He also sends rain and good things to all people. Every good thing in this world is a gift from God to all of us. But He has a special relationship with those that know Him.

    I think a good example of this is how Jesus came for the Jew first and then for the gentile. Once we accept Him we are part of the family. But He came to bless everyone. God told Abraham, "And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Refering to Jesus being born from his bloodline.

    So the blessings of God are intended for everyone. But God doesn't force people to accept Him. He does bless them anyways. But it also goes the other way. Just because you are a child of God, doesn't mean that you won't have to suffer in this life, but when you suffer He is right there giving you strength and comfort for your broken heart.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:47 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • It is also speaking of how He has given us a faithful covenant. God has not just promised to save us and take care of us, He gave us a sacred covenant.

    The Bible says that God doesn't lie, so His word should just be enough, but He goes beyond that and has given us a covenent to prove that He is our God and He will be faithful to us. He can't have a covenant with an unwilling party.

    When you accept God as your savior you enter into that covenant too. We become His children and because of that we have special blessings. I am not speaking of materialistic blessings though, I am talking about spiritual blessings that result from knowing Him personally.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:56 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Well said Cinnamon!!!
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 7:57 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • It think Peter calls on this in the New testament when he says the Lord is not slack in keeping His promises.

    Covenants are promises made between God and a human. Humans may falter and break their covenants, but God will not.

    The chapter points out that the children of Israel are under the blessings of the covenant of Abraham because it can last through generations. But it points out that keeping the commandments is part of what qualifies them for those promised blessings.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on May. 18, 2009

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