Deuteronomy 7

Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; (For you to think about - Is there a similarity between Israel crossing the Jordan and casting out the many nations and the Europeans crossing the Atlantic and driving out the Indians i.e. 'native Americans'?)

Deuteronomy 7:2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, [and] utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: (The Europeans did make treaties with the Indians and now several tribes are bringing suit based upon those treaties.)

Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. (For you to think about -Does Moses allow the making of  laws opposing the 'right' to marry anyone you chose regardless of race or religion?)

Deuteronomy 7:4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

Deuteronomy 7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. (First Commandment - No other gods before me.)

Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that [are] upon the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye [were] the fewest of all people:

Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. (What was the oath(s) sworn to the fathers? The answer somewhere in this course.)

Deuteronomy 7:9-10 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; (Who is special in God's eyes?)  And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

 

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Question 26: IF the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, were discriminated against not because of race or religion but because of conduct, Then with regard to verse 4 above, 

When integrated into Israel's society, they will see the good example of the Israelites and be converted. (Or see the good example of the Americans and become good citizens.)   

The bad apple spoils the bushel, God says they will, corrupt us, not the other way around wherein we convert them.