Sunday, January 3, 2016

Never Leave Us or Forsake Us

The Lord's redeemed people are never alone!

God is with them as an Observer. He notices their every thought, every word, every action, every trial, every foe, every danger.

He is with His people as a Father, loving and holding communion with them; as the Lord Almighty having all power to help them; as a Guide to wisely lead them; as an Advocate to plead their cause; as a Friend to supply and comfort them; as a Savior to deliver and protect them; as a holy, sin-hating God to purify them!

He is present with them to try them, to reprove them, to humble them, to preserve them, to comfort them, and to save them with an everlasting salvation!

Beloved, let us remember that God is with us everywhere and always! This precious truth will check levity, prevent impatience, make us people of integrity, encourage prayerfulness, inspire us with fortitude, and produce diligence.

[James Smith]

Hebrews 13:5 ...Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ... Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Romans 8:31 ... What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?❤