December 3


"Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you' " (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV).

In His parting words to His disciples, Jesus personally guaranteed His constant companionship. He said, "I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20, NKJV). These are the words of One who has never broken a promise. Christ's promise of companionship and support can always be relied upon. Whether we are passing through the flood or the fire, prosperity or adversity, good days or bad days, success or failure, the pledge is always the same: "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV).

In the crisis of the burning fiery furnace, Christ was personally present with the three loyal Hebrews. Astonished, King Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire... and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God" (Daniel 3:25, NKJV). What a powerful testimony to Christ's unfailing companionship! Even in the fire we can depend on His gracious promise, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV). Paul and Silas also experienced Christ's companionship in prison (see Acts 16:25-34). No wonder they could sing a duet from their prison cell!

Only as Christ is with us can we sing in the midnight of adversity and pain. "With a sense that Jesus is by your side, you will have cheerfulness, hope, courage, and joy... Never, never separate from Jesus. He never separates from us. By the cross of Calvary He has given evidence of His deep love for us... He says, 'I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.' "--Our High Calling, p. 147.

My Prayer Today: Lord, whether in prosperity or adversity, I am confident of Your unfailing companionship. Amen.