God Will Never Leave You or Forsake You
God's sweet voice saying, I will never leave you nor forsake you. God is teaching us the only place for your trust is in him. Everything else will fade or let you down. He teaches us that over and over again in the Bible, because for some reason, we humans have a hard time getting it. Our tendency is to put our trust in things instead of Him. Notice how this Hebrews passage plainly links this promise-I will never leave you nor forsake you-to our attachment to stuff. Right there in verse 5, it says, "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, 'I will never leave you.
I will never forsake you. That's just what the Israelites did. You remember the example of the manna Exodus 16; Numbers God instructed the Israelites that he would supply their needs each day in the wilderness. And yet the first day that He supplied the manna, there they were trying to gather more, more than they needed-hoarding for the next day-just in case God didn't deliver on his promise, just in case God didn't deliver each day just like he said he would. So they hedged their bets. And to make his point, God allowed the unused manna to rot overnight, so that they had to learn to depend on him each and every day.
I will never leave you, never forsake you. God provides. God is in control. He will never leave us or forsake us. The Bible is full of people just like that, just like the Israelites: the fool who kept building bigger barns to store all of his stuff; Saul, who became Paul; the rich young ruler; Ananias and his wife Sapphira, just to name a few people who trusted stuff, trusted things, more than they trusted God.
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They were convinced that they had life by the horns only to discover, too late often, that they had trusted in things rather than in God. And we do the very same thing. We accumulate stuff at an incredible rate. So fast, we can't keep up with all the stuff-no room for it all. Possessions mean so much to us.
We can't let go. We build extra garages for our cars and houses continue to expand. There are now 32, storage facilities in the United States, with something like 1. The more we have, the more we need, the more we have, the more we worry about it. And it's never enough. Because the lesson is clear: Don't put your trust in what you have. Life is not what you have. Hear it again: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.
When we don't put our trust in things-sometimes we put our trust in people, in human beings, and institutions. We trust pastors, we trust leaders, we trust role models.
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But it's not what you have, and it's not who you know. Trust in God-only in Him. Again, "I will never leave you nor forsake you. When you really get that promise, it changes your life.
So I invite you to do three things with that promise. How plain does God have to make it to us humans? Two thousand three hundred and fifty verses in the Bible are devoted to money and possessions-more than any other subject-because God knows that we are far more likely to trust stuff and things than we are him. Just pick one verse. I'll take Matthew where Jesus says: No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. In a credit card saturated culture that tells us everyday to buy more, God's wisdom flies straight into the face of that worldly wisdom.
Simplicity-fewer cars, smaller houses, less spending, less debt, fewer gadgets, lower lifestyles actually lead to more joy, not less. Notice how Hebrews follows Again, keep your lives free from the love of money. Be content with what you have.
Psalm says, We can say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?
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When we really experience that promise, when we really know that God will never leave us nor forsake us, fear disappears and worry is no more. Life is never again measured by what we have or who we know, because we know the One, the One who holds life, the One who holds the future, the One who provides. In his hospital bed, Craig learned that when everything else was stripped away, trust the promise and there you will find life. A few years ago, I was finishing seminary, and I was planning to pastor United Methodist churches for the rest of my ministry.
An opportunity presented itself because of some excellent faculty members that I had studied with. It became possible for me to go to Yale to do a Ph. I had fallen in love with the Bible in seminary. I loved Greek. I loved reading the New Testament. I loved studying the scriptures. And only a few people a year were admitted to that doctoral program. And so we prayed about it, and we really believed that God was opening that door, so Anita and I walked through that door, and we moved our family to Connecticut. Hallelujah and Hallelujah for His Grace and Mercy endures forever and ever!!
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