I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you. You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.
by: Jennifer Lewis Berg.
God spelled out here His part of the Covenant with Israel. To be the chosen means to be the most favored. God made good on His part of the deal. What could be more wonderful for people who had nothing? God promised them everything: to be the center of His attention, to help them be successful as a race and increase in numbers, and to give people who had wanted for so long more of everything than they could ever consume or need. Even more incredibly, God promised to set up His home with them. God reminded the Israelites of the great things He had done for them. He kept His Word in every way.