Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.
When we feel weak in our faith in difficulties, we need God’s presence; when we feel fear facing frequent disasters, we are more in need of God’s presence. The following Bible verse about God being with us and related content will help you find the way to obtain God’s presence. Men of encouragement like Moses are a blessing.
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Since we are searching for the footprints of God, it behooves us to search for Gods Will, for the words of God, for His utterances—because wherever there are new words spoken by God, the voice of God is there, and wherever there are the footsteps of God, God’s deeds are there. Wherever there is the expression of God, there God appears, and wherever God appears, there the truth, the way, and the life exist. Moses assures Israel of the constant presence of God with them.
The word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of men’s hearts and meets them by reproofs and correction. The people who preach the word, know not the imaginations of men; but God, whose word it is, knows perfectly.
The book of Deuteronomy addresses something that we all need to understand. What does it look like to live in the light of the grace of God, the grace of God that is most powerfully brought to us through the person and work of the Lord Jesus?
Well, my friends, kindly understand, what God wants me to do with my life. So, every day, I must live with a “God’s mentality.”
Jesus was able to complete God’s commission—the work of all mankind’s redemption—because He gave every care to God’s will, without making any plans or arrangements for Himself.
Those who serve God should be God’s intimates, they should be pleasing to God, and capable of the utmost loyalty to God, regardless of how other people treat you, you always walk the path you should walk, and give every care to God’s burden.
When Job first underwent his trials, he was stripped of all his property and all of his children, but he did not fall down or say anything that was a sin against God as a result. He had overcome the temptations of Satan, and he had overcome his material assets, his offspring and the trial of losing all his worldly possessions, which is to say he was able to obey God as He took things away from him and he was also able to offer thanks and praise to God because of what God did. Such was Job’s conduct during Satan’s first temptation, and such was also Job’s testimony during the first trial of God. In the second trial, Satan stretched forth its hand to afflict Job, and although Job experienced pain greater than he had ever felt before, still his testimony was enough to leave people astounded. He used his fortitude, conviction, and obedience to God, as well as his fear of God, to once more defeat Satan, and his conduct and his testimony were once more approved of and favored by God. During this temptation, Job used his actual conduct to proclaim to Satan that the pain of the flesh could not alter his faith and obedience to God or take away his devotion to God and fear of God; he would not renounce God or give up his own perfection and uprightness because he faced death. Job’s determination made a coward of Satan, his faith left Satan timorous and trembling, the intensity with which he fought against Satan during their life-and-death battle bred in Satan a deep hatred and resentment; his perfection and uprightness left Satan with nothing more it could do to him, such that Satan abandoned its attacks on him and gave up its accusations against Job that it had laid before Jehovah God. This meant that Job had overcome the world, he had overcome the flesh, he had overcome Satan, and he had overcome death; he was completely and utterly a man who belonged to God. During these two trials, Job stood firm in his testimony, actually lived out his perfection and uprightness, and broadened the scope of his living principles of fearing God and shunning evil. Having undergone these two trials, there was born in Job a richer experience, and this experience made him more mature and seasoned, it made him stronger, and of greater conviction, and it made him more confident of the rightness and worthiness of the integrity to which he held firm. God’s trials of Job gave him a deep understanding and sense of God’s concern for man and allowed him to sense the preciousness of God’s love, from which point consideration toward and love for God were added into his fear of God. The trials of God not only did not alienate Job from Him but brought his heart closer to God. When the fleshly pain endured by Job reached its peak, the concern that he felt from God gave him no choice but to curse the day of his birth. Such conduct was not long planned, but a natural revelation of the consideration for and love for God from within his heart, it was a natural revelation that came from his consideration for and love for God. This is to say, because he loathed himself, and he was unwilling to, and could not stand to torment God, thus his consideration and love reached the point of selflessness. Thus, he elevated his faith and obedience to God and fear of God to the level of consideration and loving. He did not allow himself to do anything that would cause harm to God, he did not permit himself any conduct that would hurt God, and did not allow himself to bring any sorrow, grief, or even unhappiness upon God for his own reasons. In God’s eyes, although Job was still the same Job as before, Job’s faith, obedience, and fear of God had brought God complete satisfaction and enjoyment.
The group of people whom God will gain are those who know God; that is, those who know His practicality. Furthermore, they are those who are able to submit to God’s practical work.