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For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God; Yahweh your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession above all peoples who are on the face of the earth. Bible

“your God has chosen you.” There was only going to be one Messiah, Savior, and Son of God, and he had to come through one genealogical line, and God, for His reasons, chose that line to be through the nation of Israel. This fact defines what God means by setting His love on Israel (Deut. 7:7). In this context, to “love” means to give special care and attention. God is love, and He loves every person, but for His purposes, some people get more protection and care than others, which can be described as His “love” for them. Once God decided to bring the Messiah through Israel, the Devil especially focused on them and they were subject to spiritual pressure and attacks that other nations were not, and thus if the Messiah was going to be born at all, Israel needed God’s special attention and support.


Commentary for: Deuteronomy 7:6