Promise Of Grace And Glory
God's love is unconditional, but many of His promises have conditions.
It is that natural law of reaping and sowing again. We cannot ask God to fulfill His promises while we just live however we want. There is faithfulness required. That enduring patiently, but also obediently.
Such a lovely verse. He gives us grace and glory. He is our shield. While Matthew 5:45 says that God makes the sun shine on the good and the evil, we can up level. God will separate the wheat and the tares in the end so the rain comes to all.
But, God is offering us more than sun and rain if we walk uprightly. We come into a deeper relationship with Him and are blessed by obeying His laws. It does not always happen right away, but His promises will all be fulfilled to us as we walk in obedience and keep the faith.
Grace and glory.
God has so much for you. No good thing withheld.
But, sometimes He is waiting for us to be changed before He changes the circumstances. Incline your heart and be blessed.
Am I meeting the conditions to receive God's promises by being patient and obedient even when all I see looks bleak?
Help me to live obediently, to walk uprightly that I may be in the position for you to pour your blessings over my life. I know you are longing to. Change me into your image as I seek to endure the process patiently. Help me to daily fight the good fight of faith. To incline my heart to you unto the end.
Amen and Amen.