“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”” (Hebrews 13:5–6, NASB95)

FDD15 Content in His Presence


This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Fifty Days of Desperation

Knocked out by the flu and because of it made to miss my beloved church services this morning  I was praying (and feeling just a little bad about my situation) and the Spirit reminded me immediately of Jesus’ promise to always be with us.

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”” (Hebrews 13:5–6, NASB95)

Jesus will never leave his church because he is faithful by definition.  But note the context this comes to us in, it is a context of trouble from within and without.

The trouble within is the trouble we bring with us: the love of money being the prime example.  Make sure that your character – that person you are when no one is looking  – is free from the love of money.  Instead, make the intentional transition to contentment with whatever plenty or lack of plenty the Lord has given.  This is the context of  that infamously misused verse in Philippians 4:13 (Go ahead and read Philippians 4:11-13 to see what I mean).  Christ is the one who gives us the capacity to endure both want and plenty with contentment.

The trouble without comes from other people who in as many ways as the devil can conceive will make life difficult and painful.

The Lord however will never leave, never depart, never abandon.  Jesus is always right there with his believers.

Rejoice in the Lord’s nearness today.  I am.

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