Is There a Quid Pro Quo with God?

Several weeks ago our quote was about “taking one step toward God” with the idea that he will take many steps toward you. Within that post we highlighted the Bible verse “if you draw near to God He will draw near to you”.

More recently, I came across this passage from the Second Book of Chronicles.

“The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.” – 2 Chronicles 15:2 NKJV

Does this mean that God works on a quid pro quo basis?

What about the idea that God is love and that He loves everyone? What about John 3:16 that God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son? Doesn’t God love us unconditionally?

Let our readers know what you think about God’s quid pro quo.


Comments

Is There a Quid Pro Quo with God? — 5 Comments

  1. aah, the Old Testament… He also let she bears eat children and, I dunno, did a bunch of eye for an eye stuff that didn’t hold when Jesus came. And certainly He loves us unconditionally when we turn to Him. But if we don’t, we keep ourselves on the outside of it.

  2. Yes Ken, this verse was from the Old Testament, but remember, the draw nigh unto God verse is New Testament. So what about that? A-ha!

    I do not believe God works on a quid pro quo. I think we should look at The Word as a whole, and know that our hearts direct our thoughts and actions, and God looks at the heart. God seeks those whose hearts are open to him, so God is always there if your heart is with Him.

  3. God is with us when we are near Him, this is true. Think about it He gave us the power of choice. If we choose not to be near Him, He will of course respect our wish and not hound us. Yes God still loves us and cares for us but He will not force Himself on us.

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