In this chapter Moses repeats the exhortation to observe the commands
of God, and urges the Israelites to it, from the consideration of the
great and good things God had done for them in the wilderness, and
even in those instances which were chastisements, and were of an
humbling nature, \\#De 8:1-6\\, and on the consideration of the
blessings of the good land they were going to possess, \\#De 8:7-9\\
for which blessings they are exhorted to be thankful, and are
cautioned against pride of heart through them, and forgetfulness of
God, and of his goodness to them while in the wilderness, and when
brought into the land of Canaan, which they were to ascribe to his
power and goodness, and not their own, \\#De 8:10-18\\, and the
chapter is concluded with a warning against idolatry, lest they perish
through it as the nations before them, \\#De 8:19,20\\.