The writer of Hebrews concludes the letter with several exhortations. Two of them are taken from the Old Testament and provide ancient assurance to all believers. They are memory verses for our daily lives, sayings that can be posted on the bathroom mirror for us to read every morning.
The first one is from Deuteronomy 31:6: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)
The second is from Psalm 118:6,7: “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)
The one who never leaves us is surely our helper at all times, particularly when we are troubled or afraid.
Let us hold this scripture close. Let us believe it with all our hearts. Let us grasp the strength it offers. Let us give thanks for God’s intimate presence in our lives.