Numbers Don’t Matter to God

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“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,” (Deuteronomy 7:9)

Why do we know this? Verses 6-8 tells us we are his treasured possession, chosen out of all the world. He reminds us, in choosing the nation of Israel to be his (a nation whom we are joined to through the blood of His son) he choose not a nation great in numbers, but the fewest of all peoples. It doesn’t matter how small and insignificant you are to God. What matters is that we love him and trust him and seek to obey him.

Numbers matter to men, but not to God. What matters to God is faithfulness. So no fretting about statistics and job performance today. Just take his hand and humbly walk with him.

Lord, let us never forget what matters to you. I pray we would love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with you. Thank you for your faithfulness, thank you for your steadfast love.  Thank you for keeping your covenants and promises. Help us to more perfectly reflect you in these areas today. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.