title no. 46 – ‘My Helper’
Heb13 V5 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.
V6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man
shall do unto me.
Heb 13 V5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; – this old English word ‘conversation’ has nothing to do with a talk or a chat with someone. ‘Conversation’ here means your way of life or your manner of living – is our behaviour as a Christian ought to be one with a life style of an absence of covetuousness ? and be content with such things as ye have: – can we really say that we are content ? – for there are many people today who are not content – many are Christians who are not content – are we discontented Christians for we ought not to be.
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee – just when and where the Lord said these words we cannot be sure – they do not appear anywhere in the four gospels – but he said it none the less – the Lord will never leave us – he will always be there – what assurance ! – what a comfort to know of the Lord’s presence with us so much in these days.
V6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, – after the Lord’s challenge to be content – he comforts us with his presence and we say the Lord is my helper. He is – not was or will be – but right now as it says. The Lord is always there to be my own personal helper. The Lord is so good to me.
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me – it gives us courage to say we will not fear what man shall do unto me – why should we fear when he the Lord our helper is here.
Howard McNally 20.07.11