“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
This particular verse lit my spirit today,I understood this verse can really uplift us, not just in the beginning days of Christian walk but its a promise to be held close to our heart each day as we walk with our Saviour. The relationship (or connection) of the first part of the verse with the second part was something I missed all these days. The word covetous is some kind of an extreme desire to own something that belongs to someone else and Bible teaches us it is wrong to desire the things that belongs to others.We may be covetous about someone’s life and dream to be in their shoes,someone’s job, someone’s attitudes and stands,dressing sense ,personality,spiritual life and the list can go on and on ;but this particular situation can shake our trust in God,we will loss our state of contentment and start ignoring all the blessings God gave in our life. The reason is our attention will shift from God and we involuntarily choose to take His divine provisions granted and we just plead to God for more blessings without thinking, does that suit me?Here our relationship with God is becoming single sided without trying to listen what he wants to say. Here it is said “Let your conversation be without covetousness” that says when we become unthankful and loss our contented state our conversations start reflecting that.Negative thoughts and unfair opinions flow out of us and we become one depressed soul in the hands of Satan. When our mind is filled with jealousy and envy our thoughts starts to divert away from Grace of God and our thoughts and words become selfish ,greedy and demanding.
Out of a believer God does not want this kind of covetous nature, but He wants us to stay clear of all that and have a heart that is filled with content and love.If we look unto heaven counting our blessings Jesus is saying “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”. By being a child of God ,Jesus gives us this everlasting promise- he wont leave us. Today, do you believe that Jesus wont leave you alone to face the deserted situation you are going through?There are many who pass by us when we are in this world, but only one person is there by us through out this journey called life and He is Jesus,today hold onto this promise –He will never forsake you. If you trust in this promise, apply it in faith- let your spirit see in faith the intangible presence of Jesus over all areas of your life. Now there is no more chance for fear which comes from outside through the words and deeds of man, and also the fear that is ignited in our own heart sensing the world outside or the result of our thought process from our covetous thoughts because, Jesus is there by your side and He will not desert you.If you feel that no one is understanding your circumstances and if you are left alone just tell Him in faith ,Father its your promise you will never leave me, nor forsake me.I need your presence in my life.I need to feel it. Reach out in faith,definitely the doors of heaven will open for you and all your fear ,emptiness and agony will be replaced and replenished by the heavenly peace which passes your understanding.
In Christ Jesus,