SPECIAL TOPIC: YHWH'S GRACE ACTS TO ISRAEL

It must be stated clearly that the Exodus, the Wilderness Wandering, and the Conquest were grace acts on YHWH's part (i.e., Gen. 15:12-21), not merited rewards due to Israel's actions:

1. It was YHWH's love for "the fathers" – Deut. 4:37-38; 7:8; 10:15 (i.e., Patriarchs)

2. It was not Israel's number – Deut. 7:7

3. It was not Israel's strength and power – Deut. 8:17

4. It was not Israel's righteousness or uprightness – Deut. 9:5-6

5. YHWH continues to love Israel even amidst judgment – Jer. 31:3

 

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