What can we have beyond the Infinite?

He hath said, “l will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  – Hebrews 13:5

Several times in the Scriptures the Lord has said this. He has often repeated it, to make our assurance doubly sure. Let us never harbour a doubt of it. In itself the promise is specially emphatic. In the Greek it has five negatives, each one definitely shutting out the possibility of the Lord’s ever leaving one of his people so that he can justly feel forsaken of his God. This priceless Scripture does not promise us exemption from trouble, but it does secure us against desertion. We may be called to traverse strange ways, but we shall always have our Lord’s company, assistance, and provision.

We need not covet money, for we shall always have our God, and God is better than gold, his favour is better than fortune. We should surely be content with such things as we have, for he who has God has more than all the world besides. What can we have beyond the Infinite? What more can we desire than Almighty Goodness. Come, my heart; if God says he will never leave you, nor forsake you, be much in prayer for grace, that you may never leave your Lord, nor even for a moment forsake his ways.

~ Charles Spurgeon, Chequebook of the Bank of Faith {adapted}

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