God’s provision is not based on our productivity.
God’s love is not based on our loyalty.
God’s protection is not based on our performance.
God’s compassion is not based on our commitment.
God’s mercy is not based on our merits.
God’s peace is not based on our position.
God’s promises are not earned by our behavior. Sometimes He tells us, “if you will do this, I will do that.” He requires our obedience but that’s not the same thing as performance or merit. God sees our potential and not our failures. We cannot be disqualified from receiving God’s promises if our hearts are truly His. We don’t have to earn His love, compassion or peace by measuring up to some standard. He loved us first, before we had a single opportunity to prove our loyalty or commitment and His peace can be received anywhere, anytime. There is nothing we can do to make God love us any more than He already does.
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 (ESV)