Deuteronomy 7:11 – Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
The immense love of God is declared, once again, in this majestic proclamation. God’s love is clearly stated with evidence to substantiate his declaration. God is the proactive seeker, promise keeper, powerful redeemer, and the patient peacemaker (7:8-9). He is the liberator, the deliverer, the redeemer, and the covenant-keeper (7:9-10). He is the lawgiver, the judge, and the rewarder (7:11-16). God is faithful, and he faithfully declares and demonstrates his love for his people (7:9).
God’s covenant with Israel made them a special people. Our covenant with God through Christ makes us a special people in unique ways as well (1 Timothy 4:10). We enjoy the vibrancy of his love, the depth of his mercy, and the fervor of his love because of Jesus Christ (John 17:23, 26).
God’s love is faithful. Are you faithful to him?
The evidentiary test of our love is revealed through the keeping of his commandments. Actions, as the saying goes, speak louder than words. If you love him, you’ll keep his commandments (7:11; John 14:15).
Words are wonderful, but actions reveal authenticity.
How authentic is your love? I will echo Jude’s closing exhortation to his readers, “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 1:21). May our love to God reflect the love he has toward us!