“Know, recognize and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9 (Amplified)
This verse in the old testament is just after God has given the children of Israel the 10 commandments. Some feel that it was only to His chosen people that He was speaking and no old testament scripture is relative to believers today. I don’t agree.
Jesus told of the wedding feast, but those invited would not come so he went out and invited all those who would come (Matthew 22). John said that as many as received and welcomed Him He gave authority to become children of God (John 1:12). Paul said we are adopted children with the full rights of a natural born child (Ephesians 1:5).
For the believer we must step beyond the “know” and “recognize” to the “understand” part of this scripture. I pray our spiritual eyes will be opened to truly understand how much God loves us, each one of us, to a thousand generations.