“God is great, God is good.”

Know, therefore, that the LORD your God is God.

These words are in the context of the Hebrew people about to enter the land that has been promised to them. They are being reminded in this text (Deut 7) that the LORD God is the one who brought them out of Egypt, “and redeemed [them] from a house of slavery.” It is the LORD God who chose them from out of all the peoples of the earth to be God’s own special, “treasured possession.” It is to them that God made special and particular promises because of his great love for them. It is this God who “keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him, to a thousand generations.” In other words, the Hebrew people are being told this: “The LORD your God is God!”
This is the same God that we worship and serve, of course. He continues to uphold his many promises in the lives of those who love him and follow him. As Peter wrote, “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature.”
Like the children’s prayer goes, “God is great, God is good.” These things are certainly true in every generation! God IS great, and God IS good. We praise him for his unending love, and for his very great promises.
May we all enjoy being in the presence of the LORD our God.


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