SEV Biblia, Chapter 26:18 Y el SEÑOR te ha ensalzado hoy para que le seas pueblo único, como él te lo ha dicho, y para guardar todos sus mandamientos;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 26:18 Verse 18. And the Lord hath avouched] Publicly declared, by the blessings he pours down upon them, that he has taken them to be his peculiar people. Thus the covenant is made and ratified between God and his followers.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 18. And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people , etc.] Affirmed and declared them to be his special people, above all people on the face of the earth, and that they were looked upon and considered by him as his jewels, his peculiar treasure: as he hath promised thee ; on condition of their obedience to him, as he did in ( Exodus 19:5); and that [thou] shouldest keep all his commandments ; at the same time declared this as his will, that they should observe all his precepts, to which they were laid under obligation by the special favour and peculiar privileges he bestowed upon them, ( Deuteronomy 7:6,7). The Targums interpret both these verses of the people of Israel choosing and making the Lord their King, and of his being made King over them; and so it respects their peculiar form of civil government, being a theocracy. The Lord’s people in Christ are a peculiar people; they are distinct from all people, and are peculiarly regarded by him; they are the objects of his peculiar love, and receive peculiar favours from him; and whom having chosen and redeemed, he calls by his special grace, and witnesses their special relation to him by his Spirit; which grace obliges and excites them to a cheerful obedience to his commands.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 16-19 - Moses here enforces the precepts. They are God's laws, therefore tho shalt do them, to that end were they given thee; do them, and disput them not; do them, and draw not back; do them, not carelessly an hypocritically, but with thy heart and soul, thy whole heart and the whole soul. We forswear ourselves, and break the most sacre engagement, if, when we have taken the Lord to be our God, we do no make conscience of obeying his commands. We are elected to obedience 1Pe 1:2; chosen that we should be holy, Eph 1:4; purified a peculia people, that we might not only do good works, but be zealous in them Tit 2:14. Holiness is true honour, and the only way to everlastin honour __________________________________________________________________
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