There are many amazing promises in God’s Word. Promises that are backed up by the unlimited power of our Almighty God. Promises that we love to quote. Promises that bring us strength and hope. And while we like to consider the benefits of those promises ours for the taking, what we often fail to understand is that many of those promises come with great condition.
Now some people immediately dismiss the thought of a God that would require anything. After all, “He is full of love, grace and mercy.” “We are saved by faith and not by works,” they shout. “He is no respecter of persons.” “He freely gives to all,” they declare.
But does this agree with scripture? God’s Word is full of conditions, the biggest of which are often introduced with a tiny two letter word that has gigantic implications – “IF”