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Walking in the Confidence of God

Marks of Contentment

"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, '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 13:5-6)

Those who walk in the confidence of God have the marks of contentment: They live a life without covetousness, they are satisfied with what they have, and they experience the constant companionship and care of Almighty God. There is that confidence that the Lord Jesus will never leave them nor forsake them.

Just who makes such a promise and to whom is it extended? Who makes the promise? Our text says, "...because God has said..." In at least two places in the New Testament it says God does not lie.(Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18) The God who makes this promise is the one who says, "See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides Me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of My hand." (Deuteronomy 32:39)

Therefore, it is a yes and Amen. When God says it, it goes down, it will be, you may stake your eternal Salvation upon Him and Christ.

Today's text shows obedient Christians that God will be with them and will provide what they need. No matter what the call or the need, those who are walking in accordance to God's directions will have the hand of the Almighty God upon them.

The writer of the Book of Hebrews states a powerful truth, "...What can man do to me." (Hebrews 13:6) According to the Bible, all people throughout history stand in some relationship with God, whether living in rebellion and disbelief, or living in acceptance and faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. They are under God's sovereign control. Therefore, the child of God who is walking in the center of God's will need not fear any man for all are under the power of the living God.

Walk in the Confidence of God!

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