Genesis 28:21-22 “So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.”
Even after Jacob had seen what the Lord had shown to him Jacob bargained with God. He told God “So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.” When I look at this I see myself. I see who I used to be before I had a real relationship with the Lord. I was guilty of bargaining with the Lord saying “ Lord if you get me out of this, if you fix this situation, then I will follow You. Then I wont turn back to my old ways, but first You need to fix this.” Such immaturity, it’s disgusting. We must guard our hearts. We must be constantly watching ourselves making sure that our Love for the Lord isn’t conditional. We need to love Him as He loves us. The Lord’s love comes with zero conditions. His unconditional love is a characteristic of Him. He is forever the same which makes His love forever the same. He is without flaw and without change.
As we guard ourselves from allowing conditional love for the Lord to creep in we must follow without hesitation. WE must have a heart that is forever saying “okay” to the Lord. Just a heart that simply follows. There is nothing more freeing than a life that is living obediently to the Lord’s commands and the Lord’s voice. We are called to Keep the King of Kings on the throne of our hearts. Never making our love for Him conditional.