The essential message of divine love: God will not abandon us.


by Doug Lawrence

If there’s one primary divine message of love that emerges from the totality of the Judeo-Christian faith tradition, it is this:

Do manfully and be of good heart: fear not, nor be ye dismayed at their sight: for the Lord thy God he himself is thy leader, and will not leave thee nor forsake thee.  (Deuteronomy 31:6)

And the Lord who is your leader, he himself will be with thee: he will not leave thee, nor forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.  (Deuteronomy 31:8)

No man shall be able to resist you all the days of thy life: as I have been with Moses, so will I be with thee: I will not leave thee, nor forsake thee.  (Joshua 1:5)

And David said to Solomon his son: Act like a man, and take courage, and do: fear not, and be not dismayed: for the Lord my God will be with thee, and will not leave thee, nor forsake thee, till thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.  (1 Chronicles 28:20)

The spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, nor knows him. But you shall know him; because he shall abide with you and shall be in you. I will not leave you orphans: I will come to you.  (John 14:17-18)

Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.  (Hebrews 13:5)

1 Comment

  1. The Lord says the message over and over again ” He won’t leave or forsake us! ” We think of those words in the NT and need to focus on the entirety of the PROMISE!

    Thank You for writing this entry!
    For we are not orphans….we are adopted as Children of God!

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