Talk about putting it in proper perspective!! The Message’s paraphrase in Deuteronomy 7:9 truly hits the nail on the head, “GOD wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors. GOD stepped in and mightily bought you back out of that world of slavery, freed you from the iron grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know this: GOD, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations. But he also pays back those who hate him, pays them the wages of death; he isn’t slow to pay them off—those who hate him, he pays right on time.” Jesus said in John 14:15, 21, “If you love me, obey my commandments” and whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.” We are never too big for our own britches. Our response to God’s call is simple; Love God and our neighbors as we do ourselves. I love me some Jesus therefore, I am choosing the latter and not the former; who’s with me??