Posted by: missionventureministries | April 6, 2014

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU – Deuteronomy 31:6

Deuteronomy 31 vs 6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 

This is an invitation to believe in and follow God. Only when we believe in God and follow His leadership can we be truly strong and courageous. The result and effect of sin is always weakness, confusion, strife and eventually death. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” (Galatians 5:22-26) 

Understanding God’s omnipresence, which means that God is present everywhere, should encourage us in times of distress and keep us from sinning because He is always with us and watching us. 

God’s omnipresence should be of great comfort to every born again believer since no matter what the trial, the Lord is there. Sometimes God might seem far away, but He is really there with you right now – where He has always been. His promise to us is, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) 

God is always with us to encourage and support our service to Him. When God called Moses to proclaim His message and lead Israel out of slavery, Moses protested because of his lack of speaking abilities (Exodus 4:10-12). But God said, “I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”  

Jesus commands us, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . . and surely, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20). If you feel that you are not strong and courageous, remember what God told Moses and what Jesus told His disciples. Bear in mind that as believers we have the same resources they had, which is the presence and power of God! 

As we focus on God’s continual presence in our lives, it also becomes a shield against sin. Therefore; the omnipresence of God should also motivate us to holiness. Because whether we sin in thought, word, or action; we sin in the presence of God since “the eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). “His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps. There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.” (Job 34:21-22) Therefore, we need to remember not to do anything we would not want God to see; because, He will see it anyway! 

Knowing that the Lord will never leave us or forsake us gives us a great motive to rejoice because: “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:6) 

Surely this is one of the greatest of God’s exceedingly precious promises because His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3) 

Take heed and: Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) 

And be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9)

 

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  1. A great comfort to know that God is always with us. He is right with me now as I go through this difficult time.

    Love, hugs and prayers Susan

    missionventureministries posted: ” “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 This is an invitation to believe in and follow God. Only when we believe in G”


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