05(Deut 07,06-10) Just Because
I. The Depth of God’s Love (7:6)
A. God Himself has chosen you. (7:6a)
§ John 15:16 "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
§ 1 John 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.
B. We are His treasured possession. (7:6b)
§ Ephesians 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. We are God’s possession.
§ Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
§ 1Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
II. The Rationale for God’s Love (7:7-8)
A. We are not loved because of our strengths (7)
§ Some who continually diet because they are afraid of losing the love of another.
§ Some who submit sexually though not enjoyably because they are afraid of being unloved.
B. He loves us just because we are His (8)
§ There is no rational reason God loves us – He loves us just because.
§ And with that love is a commitment to fulfill an oath.
§ Because God loves He rescues – not because they were the prize catch.
III. Get to Know to One Who Loves You (9-10)
A. God is a God who loves you (9).
§ 1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
B. God keeps His commitment to you (9).
§ He keeps His love close to those who love Him and live for Him.
§ John 15:9 "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
C. God will never compromise His integrity (10-11)
§ To those who have rejected Him, He will bring judgment to their face – to each one individually.
§ Our Response to God’s Love (11) - Keep the covenant we share with Him.