Roy’s Blog: “Absolute And Conditional”

Exodus 33:13b “Let me know your ways that I may know you, so that I may find favor in Your sight.”

It is wonderful that God keeps His word. If he has given you a specific promise, you can be assured He will fulfill it. When we pray and accept His Son as our Savior, God gives us hope and the eternal promise that we will be with Him one day forever. (John 14:1-6)

His promises are based on two types of declarations: absolute and conditional.

Absolute declarations are statements He makes totally removed from anything we may or may not do. An example of and absolute promise is: He will never again destroy the world with water. The rainbow is the reminder of this promise. It is not conditional on what we do.

Conditional declarations state how He will act if we are obedient to Him. In Deuteronomy 28:1-2 it says, “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God.”

There are some things that God will do no matter what we do. Then there are things He will do only if we act according to His principles.

The simple truth is, if we disobey his commands, He will allow us to experience the consequences that accompany disobedience.

Oh that I may be found obedient to God’s principles!


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