“We love because he first loved us” – 1 John 4:19 (NIV).
There is a false view held out there that our God is a transaction one. The idea of transaction is from economics where whatever you do is bound to yield equal results.
Under this belief the saying goes that God’s favor upon us is based on our measure of what we do. He answers our prayers based on how long we pray. He give us back in return to how much we give back to Him. Our relationship with God is based on a reciprocal arrangement, like a deal.
The truth is God’s favor and blessings upon our lives is based not on our goodness or because there is anything good in us. It is God who first loved us and chose us to be His children. He decides to give because He is God and not a man that we should strike wagers with Him.
May our relationship with God be based on total trust of His mercy and goodness. In our weakness may we look up to Him because He is faithful and merciful in spite of all our failings.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, may I know that your favors and blessings upon my life is based not on my goodness but because of who you are!