In chapter 5 God is going to renew the covanent with
His people. This is a covanent with the new generation,
not their parents. God is calling the present generation
to trust in Him--they need to take on faith for
themselves. Before he renews the covenant he
reminds the people of who God is (1) God did great
things (4:35) and (2) God loves them and to
demonstrate this love he saved them from slavery.
(4:37). God always reminds us of the place we have in
Him long before he tells us what to do. Our obedience
flows from who we are in Him.