Deut 5-7 God Loves You!
The wandering Israelites are now ready to shed the past and move into the future. God allows Moses to speak to their hearts which are questioning their status. Moses reminded them that God is a God of love but also a God of justice. He had already told them: Num 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a human being, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it happen?” Now again, in Deut 7:7, God reiterates this thought along with this word: I love you not because of anything you have done or how many of you there are, but just because I am not like men who vacillate with their love, but I am God, and I am Love. However, I am also a jealous God. and will not tolerate waffling behavior regarding obedience. I will reject those who reject me because I am not just a God of love but a God of justice; that is my character. Therefore, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. [Deut 6:5]
Blessed Reader, when our arch-enemy comes calling, remind him of this fact: God loves you! God loves the world! [Jn 3:16] God’s character does not change; what He has said, He will do.