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The Lord is my helper

The Lord is my helper

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5b-6

 

Our salvation is through faith alone, grace alone, and through Christ alone. What this means is that we are not saved by the things that we personally do, but we are saved by what Christ has done on our behalf. Salvation is by the righteous life, death, and resurrection of our Savior Jesus, in whom we have placed our faith.

The book of James tells us the faith without works is dead. This does not contradict that salvation is still by faith alone, grace alone, and through Christ alone. What James is saying is that true faith in Jesus will affect our behavior and will demonstrate itself in the response of our lives.

If we confess with our mouths that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, but our lives don’t show signs of repentance in following in him, it actually teaches our hearts to believe something different than what we confess. So what we confess with our mouths needs to be in line with the actions of our lives, and Jesus is the one who enables this to be so.

In Hebrews 13:5-6 the Scripture teaches that the Lord is with us. It says “I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

We are loved by the God the heaven so much that He sent His own Son to leave the comfort of heaven, and come down to earth. He came with no place to lay His head, but as the righteousness Son of God, He credits us with His own righteousness, and takes the punishment and credit for our sins on the cross.

Our Savior is now resurrected in glory and seated at God’s right hand, but He has not abandoned us. He helps us, He is the one who enables us by His Spirit to follow God’s ways. This reminds us ultimately that God cares for us; and by His Holy Spirit, we are never alone.

 

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