We all like bargains and deals don’t we? We like when we can go to the store and that thing we have had our eye on is on sale. We will even save money just so we can purchase that hot new item. Sometimes we will wheel and deal with the sale associate and show them that their competitors have the same item for much less, hoping that they will honor the lesser price for us.
With the high prices of things we all want a good bargain it saves us money and put money in our pockets. But there are sometimes in life we just can’t bargain with and that is our relationship with Christ. Many times when we are in need of something we come before the Lord saying “Lord if you do this for me then I will read my bible more” that is bargaining with the Lord and He is not for sale family. We can’t bargain with the Father, Son of God nor the Holy Spirit. But don’t we do it? When we find ourselves in trouble needing a miracle we make statements like this. We bargain with the scriptures by adding words to God’s Word and taking words away just to suite our needs.
Salvation is free for us but it cost God everything for He sent His Son for us, so let’s stop wheeling and dealing with the Lord and be honest with Him. Jesus knows you and I all to well. He knows just what you and I will and will not do. When I think of wheeling and dealing I think about Ananias and Safaris and we know what happen in that story.
God does not want you and I bargaining with Him, we are His children we don’t need to bargain He want us to be honest with Him. If you know that you lack in an area don’t promise God that you will do something for Him if He does this for you.
Warning: Jesus warned His disciples and the religious people many times about reasoning in their hearts.