Summary: Christ will never leave you.
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.
We believe that all Scripture is from God, and that no one Scripture is more “inspired than another.” It is all from God. It is all equally inspired. But there are certain words in the Bible that may be more important than all the rest. These words give the Bible it’s authority. God hangs all his Words on “Thus saith the Lord!” We read in this text: “He hath said.” It is God who has made this statement. It is God who promises, and He has never broken a promise. Nothing is more important than that we study what God hath said.
How important it is that we study the Scriptures. There may be a verse in the Scripture today that would give you great comfort and exactly fit your need for this moment, but if you have not searched for it, it does you no good. You are like a prisoner in a dungeon with a pile of keys in front of you. One of those keys will give you your freedom, but if you will not search for it, you will never have freedom. There may be a sickness in your soul, but if you will not search the great pharmacy of Scripture for the very precise medicine of what “God hath said” to you, you will still remain sick!
And this morning we study the Scripture, we find a very powerful promise attached to what God hath said: I will never leave thee! This is my theme today: If you are a child of God, the Lord will never, never leave you, and He will never, never, never forsake you!
Did you count how many times I said never?! Five times, for that is how many negatives appear in our text. Now it may not be proper grammar to do so in Spanish, but when God penned these words, this is what He wrote. You can hear him saying to you right now: I will never, no I will never leave you, and I will never, never, never forsake you!
In understanding the power of this promise. First let us consider who it is that promises us this.
1. It is the LORD that will NEVER leave us, nor forsake us. When you or I make a promise, we try with all our power to keep that promise. But even the most faithful person will find that he has broken a promise. He will find himself unfaithful. The scripture says:
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Romanos 3:4 De ninguna manera; antes bien sea Dios veraz, y todo hombre mentiroso; como está escrito: Para que seas justificado en tus palabras, Y venzas cuando fueres juzgado.
God is the only one that has ALWAYS kept his promises. Man will fail in his words, even if he is the most sincere and honest and upright person, because he is finite. We may forget to do something that we promise, but God cannot forget. God never forgets! The only thing that God forgets is our sins!! He has thrown them into the deepest sea! But man is a liar. Man is unfaithful. How many here today have NEVER lied, please raise your hand? We have all lied; we have all been unfaithful, but NOT God!
Think of how faithful God is to keep his promise. Think of it! He made a promise not to forsake you, and He did all that He had to do to secure it! He said I will NEVER forsake you! But you and I deserve to be forsaken. We deserve to be forgotten of God. We deserve the same fate as the wicked one himself. Have we not sinned the same sins as Satan? Have we not lifted our heart up with pride against God? Haven’t we thought of ourselves on a higher level than we ought to? This was Satan’s sin. This is why God cast him out of heaven! Have you ever thought that God should have done something differently in your life? Think about your position in life, for example. This scripture says, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have.” Have you ever thought that you should have a better position in life? Maybe you have said, “Well, I should have a different job,” or “I should have more money,” or “I should have been born into a better family!” Have you ever thought that? I believe we all have. Brethren, that is covetousness. Who is it that gave you your family, your job, and your money? Is it not God that provides all things? Satan’s sin was covetousness. He wanted a higher position. Because of that, he was banished from heaven. Do you understand that you and I deserve the same fate? We deserve the flames of hell!! WE DESERVE ETERNAL, UNENDING, TORMENT IN THE LAKE OF FIRE!!