Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A Peaceful Heart in the Midst of Strife
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deut. 31:6
Wescott's Bible Commentary Notes, written in the 19th century, have been a source of comfort to many of the Lord's humble followers. Here is a dear insight regarding the verse above:
‘In your temptations ( when you are tempted to fear you are forgotten or forsaken) run to the promises; they be our Lord’s branches hanging over the water that our Lord’s weak half–drowned children may take a grip of them.’
‘I will in no wise fail thee, nor will I in any wise forsake thee.
The idea of fail is that of losing hold, so as to withdraw the support rendered by the sustaining grasp: that of forsake, of deserting or leaving alone in the field of contest, or in a position of suffering.’