And the Lord commanded us to do all these
Some of which were designed on purpose to commemorate the wonderful deliverance out of Egypt, as particularly the passover; and all of them they were obliged in gratitude to obey, in consideration of such great favours bestowed upon them:
to fear the Lord our God, for our good always:
as it is always for the good of men, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, to fear the Lord; for there is no want to them that fear him, nor will the Lord withhold good things from them; see ( Psalms 34:9 Psalms 34:10 ) ,
that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this
in bodily health and strength, and in the enjoyment of the good land, and all the blessings and benefits of it.