THE WORD FOR TODAY
Judges 16:16-17 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.
When Jesus gave us the great commission He promised, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Isn’t that a great promise?
Consider just the opposite for Samson. His strength came from the power and presence of God in His life through his long hair. After compromising his secret with Delilah she cut off his hair. When the Philistines came to capture him he said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he had one major problem. The LORD had departed from him.
I thank God that Jesus has not departed from us. I praise God that HIS promise of HIS presence with us is as dependable as the sunrise and the sunset. We do plenty for Him to leave us alone. We say enough that would cause Him to never want to have anything to do with us. Yet, in love, mercy and grace He shows Himself in the life of His people in awesome ways. We will NEVER wake up and find that LORD has departed from us because Jesus promised, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)
Lord, for Your eternal presence in our life we are grateful LORD…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!