The Only One
I will never leave you nor forsake you.
When the Greek philosopher Socrates was about to die, one of his disciples mourned that he was leaving his followers orphans. The leaders of the world’s religions were unable to promise that they would never leave their followers. Only the Lord Jesus could say, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18). When it comes to promises, it’s interesting to contrast God’s words with religious and philosophical leaders.
The Bible is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and believing His truth and following Him leads us into a personal relationship with the One and only true God. “He who believes in Me, believes … in Him who sent Me … I have come as a light into the world … I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me … My Father and I are one” (John 12:44-49, 10:30).
Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship. It is not a Western religion, neither is it a message of one culture or political system; it is a message of life and hope for people all over the world! It carries the truth of redemption by the death of our Saviour for our sins on the cross. It carries the fact that Christ rose again. Religion can be anything. But true Christianity is God coming to mankind in a personal relationship, and this is where His promise is certain, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). He is the One and only God (Isaiah 45:5). Trust in Him today.
Jehovah God, Thank You that You are three persons in the One – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Thank You, for the Gift of the Lord Jesus and for His work on the cross. Thank You, too, for the gift of the Holy Spirit, indwelling and in-powering all those saved by Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.