Conditional love is not genuine and will never last, because it’s founded on a stipulation; it’s based only on selfish desires. The truth is when you purchase someones love, in the long run it won’t be worth it, because it is conditional. That’s one of the reasons many marriages end in divorce, because most people now-a-days get married, for the wrong reasons. Marrying, because of the persons financial status, and not because they are compatible to you is dead wrong.
Most people will say there is nothing wrong with marrying someone with a high financial status, but when you examine the relationship, you will realize that the foundation of it is based on materialism and not love. Which means when certain conditions and/or wants are not met, then you are out hunting for the next victim who has the money or the thing that you want; when the money runs out, you run out with it. When the conditions of your love stops, then your love disappears.
Now, imagine if Gods love was conditional, where would we be? If Jesus’ love was conditional, would He had gone to the cross? In Jeremiah 31:3(NL*) the Lord appeared unto Jeremiah, saying that “I have loved you with an everlasting love; with an unfailing love I have drawn you to myself” now that is reassuring. When you do not have the love of God in your heart as John 5:42 states, then your love will be conditional, and you can’t even love God or His son (Jesus Christ) who gave His life for you, who purchased your sins with His life, because of unconditional love.
People who love conditionally will turn against you and God in an instant, like Job’s wife in Job 2:9, who wanted Job to curse God and die, because her luxurious lifestyle suddenly diminished or vanished. All this occurred because God wanted to prove to the devil, that Job’s love for Him was not conditional. Read it for yourself Job chapters 1-2.
Is your love for God conditional or unconditional ? Will you be able to pass the test like Job, if satan accuses you? Will you declare like Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (Job 13:5).
How is your relationship with God? Did you accept His gift, of His only begotten son Jesus Christ ? Who or what are you waiting for? Why aren’t you seeking the Lord while He may be found,and calling on Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and God will have mercy upon him, turn to God who will pardon you abundantly. Just remember God’s thoughts and ways are different from yours (Isaiah 55:6-9).
Because of God’s unconditional love for us, John 3:16 tells us, He sent Jesus to mend the relationship between God and us. Jesus said, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”( Luke 5:32). Jesus also told us He is the way, the truth, and the life, no one goes to God without going through Him ( John 14 :6, Romans 3:23-24). Now that you have all this information, what are you waiting for? Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, follow the instructions, and accept Jesus today. Trust me you will not regret it.
All praise, glory, honor, and thanks go to the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the only wise God, for using me to minister to His people, may His grace, mercy, and peace be yours now and forever in Jesus’ name, amen.
*New Living Translation