David begs God not to abandon him. “Do not be angry with me” and “Don’t turn your back on me in my time of need” are common phrases that David uses to ensure that God will be there for him. We have an assurance that David never had, we are on the back side of the redemptive initiation and have secured God’s promise that he will never leave us or abandon us. Though this is good, I wonder what our faith would be like without this assurance?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.