Monday, December 08, 2008

God stays with us

In my last post, I discussed how God goes before us. He told the Israelites to put the Ark of the Covenant, which was the earthly representation of God Himself, into the Jordan first. He also told them to leave the Ark in the river until all of the Israelites had crossed over. God remained until His children were all safely on the other side. GOD STAYS WITH US. He won’t leave us. He won’t abandon us. 
Joshua 3:17 “The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.” 
This is a timeless characteristic of God. Check this out:
  • “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5) 
  • “For the Lord your God will go with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) 
  • “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”(Hebrews 13:5b-6)
  • “Surely I will be with you all the days of your life.” (Matthew 28:20b) This is part of the Great Commission and is the last thing Jesus said He ascended to the right hand of God. 
When we give our lives to Christ Jesus, we are not alone. He is with us everyday of our lives. And He sends us the Holy Spirit to guide us, comfort us, lift us up, educate us, and empower us. We are not alone. God is with us! God leads us and He stays with us! Hallelujah!

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