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“The most frequent promise in the Bible is ‘I will be with you.’”

A thought by John Ortberg, (2009-05-18) from his book, God Is Closer Than You Think: This Can Be the Greatest Moment of YourLife Because This Moment Is the Place Where You Can Meet God (Kindle Locations 155-156). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This thought by John Ortberg hit me as a thought you and I need to have reinforced with what is happening in our world today.
John says, “The central promise in the Bible is not ‘I will forgive you,’ although of course that promise is there. It is not the promise of life after death, although we are offered that as well. The most frequent promise in the Bible is ‘I will be with you.’”
He goes on, “Before Adam and Eve ever sinned or needed forgiveness, they were promised God’s presence. He would walk with them in the cool of the day. The promise came to Enoch, who ‘walked with God.’ It was made to Noah, to Abraham and Sarah, to Jacob and Joseph and Moses and David and Amos and Mary an…