Devotional For The Month!
If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
(Leviticus 26:3,4) (KJV)
There are over 8,000 promises in the Word of God. Most every one of these promises exist with conditions. A condition is a provision upon which the carrying out of an agreement depends.
Example: Conditions of employment might be that you must type 50 words per minute, must have a high-school diploma and must not have a criminal record. If you qualify in meeting these three requirements, there is a chance you could be employed by that company.
If you exercise and eat right, your body will last longer and work better. If you do not drink alcohol, you will not be arrested for drunk driving. If you bathe regularly and brush your teeth, you will not cause people to avoid you. These are all results of conditions being met.
God makes promises that are full of conditions.
(If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land).
(2 Chronicles 7:14) (KJV)
Here are some conditions the Lord sets before us: I will allow you to find Me, if you will search for Me with all your heart (see Jeremiah 29:13,14);
I will draw near to you if you draw near to Me (see James 4:8); I will save your soul if you will call out to Me (see Romans 10:13).
If you want to see more on the conditional promises of God, read Deuteronomy 28. Throughout the Bible we find God saying
[ I will if you will ].
(2 Kings 6) (1 Timothy 3) (Daniel 10)