Never Alone

John 8:29   (KJV)   29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

The beloved Son, JesuJohn 8.29 - Never alone - 2s, willingly came as He was sent by His loving Father. He was never alone though; this may be hard to understand for some, but the Sender was also with the Sent. The Father’s presence in our Lord Jesus is universally accepted among believers. However, the reason He gives is a matter of contention for some. Jesus affirms that the reason for His Father’s presence in His life is His obedience.

There is much value in pleasing God; that’s always the case for a lover. God has given everything we need for life and godliness; He has given us everything for our enjoyment. All those are natural expressions of His amazing love for us. We love Him too, albeit, totally much less than He does us. But love Him, we do. And because we do, it’s our wholehearted desire to please Him. We come up short every now and then, rather, often perhaps, but it doesn’t change our desire to please Him.

God is everywhere; He’s with everyone. One of the wonderful blessings of being a believer is receiving the high honor of becoming God’s temple. He’s not only with us; He’s in us. If doing the things that please Him is one of the reasons for it, the more we ought to please Him. How does it play in the grand scheme of His promise of not leaving and forsaking us? Is His promise anchored on a condition? It seemingly is. But we’re not worried. Real believers are passionate pursuers of the condition anyway. We as believers live for His pleasure.

 

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