Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Moreover, because he loved your ancestors, he chose their descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power
If only it would really be their desire to fear me and obey all my commandments in the future, so that it may go well with them and their descendants forever.
So realize that the Lord your God is the true God, the faithful God who keeps covenant faithfully with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them.
For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."
In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers.
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.
1 John 4:19
We love because he loved us first.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments do not weigh us down,
2 John 1:6
(Now this is love: that we walk according to his commandments.) This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning; thus you should walk in it.
from generation to generation he is merciful to those who fear him.