5770 abandonment

5770 abandonment

The state and experience of being forsaken, shared by God as well as by human beings.

God is abandoned

God’s people deliberately abandon him Jer 2:13 See also Dt 32:15; Jdg 2:12; 1Ki 9:9 pp 2Ch 7:22; 2Ch 13:11; Isa 1:4; Jer 17:13

God’s people abandon his law Jer 9:12-14 See also 1Ki 18:18; 2Ch 12:1; Ps 89:30; Ps 119:53; Pr 4:2,6; Heb 10:28

God’s people abandon his covenant Dt 29:25 See also Jer 22:9; Jer 31:32; Da 11:30

God’s people abandon his temple 2Ch 24:18; 2Ch 29:6

Those who abandon the gospel 1Ti 4:1 See also Heb 10:26,29; Rev 2:4

God abandons those who forsake him

2Ch 24:20 See also Nu 32:15 Moses warns the Transjordan tribes; Dt 31:17 Israel’s rebellion predicted; Dt 32:30 The Lord abandoned Saul: 1Sa 18:12; 1Sa 28:15
1Ki 9:7 pp 2Ch 7:20; 1Ch 28:9; Ne 9:28; Isa 2:6; Jer 12:7; La 2:7

God shows mercy to those who have been justly abandoned

Isa 54:7 See also Ne 9:19,28,31; Jer 51:5

Those who feel abandoned by God

God’s people La 5:20 See also Ps 22:1; Ps 43:2; Ps 71:11; Ps 74:1; Ps 89:38

Their prayers Ps 38:21-22 See also 1Ki 8:57; Ps 27:9; Ps 71:9,18; Ps 119:8; Jer 14:9

Jesus Christ’s feelings of abandonment Mt 27:46 pp Mk 15:34 See also Ps 22:1; Ac 2:27; Ps 16:10

God promises never to abandon his people

Dt 31:8 See also Lev 26:44; Dt 4:31; Dt 31:6; 1Sa 12:22; Ps 37:25,28; Ps 94:14; Isa 49:14-16; Mt 28:20; 2Co 4:9; Heb 13:5

Examples of people who were abandoned

Ge 16:7-8 Hagar; 1Sa 30:13 a slave; Isa 49:15 a newborn baby; Eze 16:3-6 Jerusalem; Ac 14:19 Paul

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1055God, grace & mercy
2570Christ, suffering
5689friendlessness
5831depression
5901loneliness
6233rejection, experience
8602prayer
8704apostasy
8743faithlessness
9614hope, results of absence

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