“For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you,’ so we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:5-6
As a Christ follower, the Bible tells us we are “more than conquerors.” That means the battle is already won and we know the outcome. We know we will be in heaven and spend eternity with God in peace. It has been said, “we do not battle for victory but FROM victory!” Knowing this then should allow us to walk with Jesus boldly because He will never leave us.
The author refers to and quotes Old Testament scripture. This is from Psalm 118:6. Because this was a messianic Psalm about Jesus Christ, we get to claim this promise for ourselves as Christ followers. It is so important for us, as they did, to read and remember all 66 books of the Bible. The Bible tells us Holy Spirit will bring them to our remembrance in time of need. At the right time and the right place. To encourage us and help us to stand on the promises of our Maker.
There is a simple story that has been told in the past of D.L. Moody. A woman said to evangelist D.L. Moody, “I have found a promise that helps me when I am afraid. It is Psalm 56:3 – ‘What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.'” Mr. Moody replied, “I have a better promise than that! Isaiah 12:2 – ‘I will trust and not be afraid.'” Both scriptures are promises to stand on and each one has its correct application for the need. What is important is that we know the promises and that we stand on them. They should be our foundation as we walk in this world. What is your foundation built upon, the material things of the world or the promises of God?
Jesus said, “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.” – Luke 6:48