Daily Reflections

Cling to the Lord

March 4, 2023 Kim Cash Tate

You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. —Deuteronomy 13:4 NASB

There is something about that word [cling]—it’s different from the other verbs in those verses. When it comes to our relationship with an almighty, holy God we expect that we should fear Him, keep His commandments, and listen to His voice. . .

But cling to Him? . . . Clinging puts me in God’s face, smack up against His person. Glued to Him. It’s personal. Intimate.

The word itself is dabaq in the Hebrew. It means to “cling,” “cleave,” or “keep close.” . . . The same Hebrew word is found in Genesis 2:24—“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (kjv). It’s no small thing that this “cleaving” and becoming “one flesh” is also an illustration of Jesus and His church (Eph. 5:31–32).

It doesn’t get more intimate than clinging. We were created to cling to God. Our souls thrive in that place.

Devotional is taken from Cling: Choosing a Lifestyle of Intimacy with God © 2017 by Kim Cash Tate.
Used by permission of Our Daily Bread Publishing, Box 3566, Grand Rapids, MI 49501.
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Make it Personal

What would it look like for you to cling to God on an everyday basis?