Danny Akin Assures Southeastern Seminary Grads of God’s Promise to Never Leave Them

Masters students stand to receive their diplomas from Southeastern Seminary President Danny Akin during the Dec. 7 commencement. Submitted photo

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) — Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin encouraged 169 new seminary graduates and 30 undergraduates Dec. 7 to trust in the steadfast promise that God will never abandon them.

Akin highlighted two points in his commencement message from Hebrews 13:5. First, he said God is the one who makes this promise. Noting similar Old Testament promises from Deuteronomy 31:6,8 and Joshua 1:5, Akin explained that God has promised to never leave His children in the past nor will He leave His children in the present.

“This is a truth that was real for Old Testament saints; it is a truth that was real for New Testament saints; and it is a truth that is real for you and me today right where we are,” he said.

The all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present God of Scripture is not taken by surprise by circumstances that will occur now and in each graduate’s future because He is sovereign, Akin said.

“No matter where you go, He’s already there waiting on you,” he said.

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Source: Baptist Press