Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”
Churchill attended grade school at Harrow where he was in the lower third of his class and showed no particular potential. After he graduated he went on to university and eventually became famous. Near the end of his life he was invited back to Harrow to address the student body and was introduced as one of the greatest orators of all time. The students were told to take plenty of notes.
When Sir Winston addressed the boys he said, "Young gentlemen, never give up! Never give up! NEVER GIVE UP! Never! Never! Never! NEVER!" That was his entire address. He then sat down. It’s pretty safe to think that none of those students ever forgot that advice.
And that is God's advice and word to us. If we interpreted God's message to the Hebrew Christians fully, it would be: "God said, 'I will never, never, never, never, never leave you or forsake you" or "I will never, not ever, not ever, leave you or forsake you." This is the greatest reason why we, too, must never give up.
As we go forward in 2015 let us follow the words of Winston Churchill and Never, Never, Never, Never give up. Pray that God gives you the strength you need for each and every day.
Dear Lord, help us as we strive to do the things You want for us to do that we would have the strength and never give up. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.