Mark Affleck

Why Christians Fight God’s UNCONDITIONAL Promise

July 9, 2021
Spiritual Growth

We live in a world full of CONDITIONS. Relational conditions. Employment conditions. Behavioral conditions. There are conditions built into everything in this life on planet earth that usually take one of two forms: 1) Go ahead, BUT remember that . . . ; and 2) I will do this , IF you . . .
With that pervasive backdrop, it’s no wonder Christians struggle with UNCONDITIONALITY in general and specifically with God’s PROMISE to love us unconditionally. Life is full of conditions for things that are meaningless in comparison to where we most want there to be no conditions—GOD’S LOVE FOR US.
Here’s the definitional set-up for God’s Biblical truth on his UNCONDITIONAL love that is never shallow nor superficial:
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | without conditions or limitations; absolute, unqualified.
God’s love for us NEVER changes because it was proven on the cross where his one and only son was sacrificed for us.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
So why is God’s unconditional love for us one of the most underappreciated and under claimed of God’s PROMISES? Because even though our greatest need is to be loved unconditionally, it seems so IMPROBABLE.
But we need to fight through that barrier because God wants us to be inspired by his love so we become ever-more mature in our faith. So we can touch others with God’s love. So we can leave a deep impression on this earth and God’s Kingdom.
God gives us the kind of love no person or thing can provide. That’s why preachers have been telling believers for centuries that the hole in our heart can ONLY be filled by God. Period. End of story. 
God’s UNCONDITIONAL LOVE means we will never be alone. He has committed to be our companion for eternity. When our heart is broken, he is there because his heart is broken, too. When we are rejected, he is there because he was and is rejected, too.
I ask God to help me claim and believe his promise to love me unconditionally, especially when my life is assailed. When that happens, I start looking for the Holy Spirit to intervene on my behalf.
Have you fully embraced the depth of God’s promise to love you unconditionally? Are you sure?
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:9-10


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