Our Faithful God
Israel, you are the chosen people of the LORD your God. There are many nations on this earth, but he chose only Israel to be his very own. You were the weakest of all nations, but the LORD chose you because he loves you and because he had made a promise to your ancestors. Then with his mighty arm, he rescued you from the king of Egypt, who had made you his slaves.
You know that the LORD your God is the only true God. So love him and obey his commands, and he will faithfully keep his agreement with you and your descendants for a thousand generations. But if you turn against the LORD, he will quickly destroy you. So be sure to obey his laws and teachings I am giving you today.
Deuteronomy 7:6-11 CEV