- God’s blessing on the Israelites was conditional. He would bless them abundantly, as long as they kept his laws.
- If, however, they did not keep his laws, he would punish them with increasing intensity until he finally sent them from the land of Canaan into the land of their enemies.
- Yet, he would never completely destroy them (26: 44, 45) because of his covenant with their ancestors. I think that is good. After all, he did promise to make Abraham into a great nation and Abraham was faithful. And God keeps his promises.