I Will Be With You

As I was with the Lord today, reading Gen. 28-30, I was caught up on the following passage:

 “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.”  
Gen 28:15 —CSB 

Spurgeon has this to say about these words:

“I have tried to plumb the depths of these words that I might explain them, but they are too full.  I defy anybody to measure their height and depth, their length and breadth.  That God should give to Jacob bread to eat and clothing to put on was much, but it is nothing compared to, ‘I am with you…’. When God is with a person, there is a familiarity of condescension that is altogether unspeakable.  It ensures an infinite love… ‘I am with you’ means practical help. What ya ever we undertake, God is with us in the undertaking.  Whatever we endure, God is with us in the enduring.” 

Spurgeon Study Bible: Holman Bible publishers – 2017; Nashville, TN (note on Gen. 28:15, P. 39)

Reading this while listening to “So Will I (100 Billion X)” truly makes it even more amazing.  It makes David’s words in 2 Samuel 7:18 (and 1 Chron. 17:6) ring more loudly in my ears.”Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you hav brought me this far?” 

Thinking about that for a moment… I am with you.

That phrase is worthy of the word “Awesome,” for we should be in awe at the thought.  Have you ever taken time to think about what this means?  What a thought for us to spend some time meditating on.  “I am with you.”  Lord, we are unworthy, yet Your love knows no bounds!  “I am with you” — what wonderful words to hear.    

Lord, who are we that You have chosen not only to dwell with us, and to provide for us, but to dwell in us? 

This thought, when considering Your greatness and unmatched holiness and power is beyond comprehension.  Yet this is Your promise to us!

Lord, help us to be humbled by this understanding.  May You use it to help us understand just how blessed we are.  But help us to go further than this.  Lord, help us to make You a priority in us, that Your dwelling in us might be seen by all who see us and know us.  May we be usable for Your work here on earth, until we see face to face.

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