Moses reminded the people of Israel as they were about to enter the promised land what they had pledged to God: “You have declared today that the Lord is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice (vs. 17). Then Moses reiterated to the people of Israel what God had promised them: “And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession. (vs 18). The promise is to all God’s people through all the ages–if you make God your Lord and live in obedience to Him, then you will be His “treasured possession.” You probably have a possession you prize for its beauty and monetary value such as jewelry, coins, or artwork or for its sentimental value such as a family heirloom. You probably have that prized possession stored in a safe place or displayed in an attractive setting for you and possibly others to admire. God has promised that if He is your God, then He will care for you and watch over you in exactly the same way that you care for your highly-valued possessions because God’s people are His treasured possessions.