29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” 30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
And He [the Father] who sent Me is with Me.
The Father sent Jesus to be the mediator of salvation. “With me” indicates the Father’s commitment to Jesus and His mission.
The Father has not left Me alone,
The Father never abandoned Jesus. He providentially cared for Him in His humanity. They are inseparable. The cross is no mistake but is in the eternal plan of the Father.
for I always do those things that please Him.”
Jesus fully cooperates with the Father’s purpose for Him. The role of the Father is to plan and the role of the Son is to execute the plan. There is mutual cooperation in the Trinity.
As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
“Many” came to believe in Jesus. This phrase says these people “believed in” Him. The Greek word for “believed” plus the Greek preposition “in” means that they came to the saving of their souls. The same wording can be found in John 3:16.
God providentially cares for His own.
As the Father made a commitment to Christ in His humanity, He will do the same for Christians (He 13:5). The Greek says, “I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever leave you” (five particles). That is an amazing commit to us.
Every Christian has a sense of being valued and belonging to God in a close relationship. Many non-Christians do not have the ability to feel fully accepted by anyone. They live in a state of separation anxiety and grief. In the final analysis, loneliness is only a perceived deficit; people need not be objectively alone, but non-believers carry a subjective feeling of being alone.
God has designed that every person has point and purpose. But man seeks things to be fulfilled. They confuse means and ends in this approach. Human beings are social beings because they are made in the image of a personal God.