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Whom Do You Want In Your Fox Hole?

Deuteronomy 7:9 – 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.

Deuteronomy 7:9 is an important passage wherein God reminds the Israelites of His faithfulness and His covenant with them. He promises to show mercy and do good to those who love Him and keep His commandments, while bringing judgment on those who hate Him and rebel against Him. This verse emphasizes that God is the only true and living God, and that He keeps His covenant to a thousand generations, meaning forever.

God’s faithfulness God is trustworthy and reliable, and He does not change or break His promises. He is consistent and dependable in His character and actions. (1 Corinthians 4:2)

God’s covenant– God has made a solemn agreement with His people, based on His grace and love. He has chosen them, delivered them, and given them His law and His land. He expects them to obey Him and worship Him alone, and He rewards them accordingly. (Genesis 9:13)

God’s mercy- God is compassionate and gracious, and He shows kindness and forgiveness to those who love Him and keep His commandments. He is patient and slow to anger, and He does not treat His people as their sins deserve. Merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
(Psalm 103:8)

God’s justice- God is righteous and holy, and He hates sin and idolatry. He punishes those who hate Him and disobey His commandments, and He drives out the wicked nations from the land. He is jealous and fierce, and He will not share His glory with anyone.  (Proverbs 17:15)

When we are following the LORD and participating full-time in His Word and demonstrating a full and earnest willingness to surrender to His ways, we are therein acknowledging His significance in our lives. We thereby allow Him to be the pilot of our airplane, and we’re merely the “co-pilots” awaiting His command and instructions. We are guided and told “when, how, and where” as He is in control of our lives and all circumstances. Although we have choices, and those choices bear consequences depending on your choice.

There is a semblance of reality and room for doubt about God that peeks through the mind of the non-believer.  An example of such took place on television last week. There were people on a panel who boasted about not believing in God, His mercy, His covenant, or His Word.  Yet when asked who they’d want in a “fox hole?” -Seven out of ten people answered – God!  The response brought an exclaim of shock from the audience.  However, when probed further as to why they responded so emphatically, the collective answer was; “If He really exists, I’m not taking any chances, I’ll call for Him and His divine power to help!”  

Which brings me to ask you this question. Whom do you want in your fox hole?

Father, my LORD, thank You for Your promises, Your Word, Your Covenant, Your mercy, and Your love, I want You and I choose You always, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”


C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. That word “if” is troubling to hear but many have been raise with the idea that there is no God to answer to so in a tight spot, perhaps He would be for real and actually step into their world and get them out of a jam.
    Then there is the lie that nothing created everything over billions of year’s trials and failures before nature got it right. I say that if it was imperfect from the start, it would not have been able to function or reproduce for it would have died off.
    By the way, how did these people come up with the discovery of time. Something had to make the sun and stars before there was a way of separating day from night to be able to measure this process in order than to be able to count the progress of individual things as a record and not guess work. But who or what even could have had such knowledge as think to do that.
    I don’t know about you but these people that make claims about millions or billions of years that life evolved into today’s functioning existence are outright liars that do so much harm.
    It is shameful that God, who loves His creation, has such great disrespect towards Him even though He will be their judge some day though they are ignorant of this fact.
    Don’t ask me why my thoughts went in this direction on the subject but people have chosen to deny, defy, and show disdain for His words and laws that only He has the right to make. He isn’t a taskmaster so He doesn’t demand obedience..
    It is going to be a very horrible surprise some day when they have to stand in His court and be condemned and denied entrance into His kingdom know as Heaven. The alternative is the lake of fire for all eternity.
    “ If “ they would only be willing to open their eyes, mind, and heart to truth so they can see the errors of their ways and show respect and repentance towards the One who truly loves them despite their sinfulness by rejecting Him in various ways.
    He will finally have to turn away from them forevermore. We see what pride in a heart will cost them; their very soul which looks out through their eyes and stares into darkness.
    I thank you for this article and the opportunity to respond.
    God bless!

  2. Dear Cora,

    Wow! Thank you for your immensely heartfelt and powerful response! I love it and your heart for the LORD! Amen!

    I agree with everything you have just said, and I applaud your enthusiasm and righteous indignation at the individuals who think about evolution and other such things that deny the LORD and His infinite power and supernatural essence that created this entire Universe.
    So thank you so much for bringing such pertinent and prolific info and points out to solidify and bear witness to the LORD and How Great He is!

    God Bless you abundantly~

  3. thanks cd.. Jesus is my refuge

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