Deut 10:17-22 For Yahweh your Elohim is Elohim of elohim, and Sovereign of sovereigns, a great El, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: 10:18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. 10:19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 10:20 Thou shalt fear Yahweh thy Elohim; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. 10:21 He is thy praise, and he is thy Elohim, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen. 10:22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now Yahweh thy Elohim hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
- The great Elohim, mighty and awesome.
- Yah requires us to show justice.
- No partiality nor takes a bribe.
- Compassion (loves the stranger.
- And reverence.
- It is because these virtues answer to aspects in Yah’s own character.
- Who has done for you these great and awesome things.
- The obedience Yah calls us to is always set in the context of what He did for us.
- Our service and obedience unto Yahweh is based on what He has done for us.
- Is to be the grateful response to His goodness.
- If there is a lack in obedience and reverence, there is almost always a lack of appreciation for what Yahweh has done.
- He is your praise.
- This is true in two senses.
- First, He is the object of our praise.
- Second, He is also the One who makes us praiseworthy.
- Any wisdom, beauty, or skill we show is not to our praise - but He is your praise.