So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can mortals do to me?”
-Hebrews 13:6 (ESV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
If only our faith were simpler and we were more childlike we would take all that God says in the Scriptures and we would simply trust in His Word – and that’s called FAITH!! Faith is just having confidence is all God says.
In the previous verse the Lord Himself promised: I will never leave you nor will I ever forsake you and all Christ’s promises are yes and amen. And when we have come to that point where we simply trust in His word and believe all that He has told us in scripture, the natural progression is to confidently say, THE LORD IS MY HELPER WHAT CAN MAN DO TO ME, and to believe it! It is only then that life falls into a correct perspective.
The character of the Lord Jesus and attributes of God are changeless: they’re unalterable; immutable; indestructible; irrevocable and lasting, and one by one scripture has unveiled the unchangeable nature of God. And step-by-step the book of Hebrews demonstrates the difference between a life of trusting faith and one that lives in doubting unbelief. Hebrews gives a series of warnings against unbelief, which comes from a hardened, rebellious heart, as well as a portrait-gallery of dear saints that simply trusted the word of the Lord and who came forth as pure gold.
When the historical facts of scripture, the immutable character of God, the great crowd of witnesses who lived a life of faith that was pleasing to the Lord, and our own past experiences of God’s grace are all combined, then we too should be able to confidently say:- the Lord is my helper, what can man do to me ?
Loving Father, thank You for the examples of faith in scripture, which demonstrate Your gracious dealings with those that trust in You. I trust You too – help me to trust You more with each passing day, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN