Right out of the box God expressed to the Israelites that God’s blessing is CONDITIONAL. Yes, I said it. God has conditions. He blesses obedience, honesty, integrity, and devotion. God expresses in this verse that obedience makes them God’s special treasure.
3 Then Moses climbed the mountain to appear before God. The Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “Give these instructions to the family of Jacob; announce it to the descendants of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. 6 And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.’ This is the message you must give to the people of Israel.”
Too often we want all of God’s blessing without any payment of obedience or devotion. Everything good is worth the work and the wait. Put in the time.