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CLINGY

Deuteronomy 13:4 “‘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.’”

IT’S NOT A BAD THING

Did you ever date someone or have a friend who was clingy?  That can really drive you crazy.  They call you every hour on the hour.  They are constantly trying to get with you for lunch or dinner or just to hang out.  They want to be with you all the time.

Isn’t it interesting here that Moses is telling the people to cling to God?  You see, the Lord knew the people would need to stay close to Him when they entered the Promised Land.  This chapter gives them stern warnings what would happen if they forsook Him.  Cling to Him and avoid the discipline of the Lord.

TEACHING MOMENT

 How many times have you taken your child to the store and told them to stay right beside you?  In this day and age, you had better keep a close eye on your child.  Why?  Because there are lots of folks out there who would harm your child.  So, we are diligent about teaching stranger danger and other safety precautions to our kids.

Why aren’t we as careful about teaching them spiritual safety?  Eternal abuse from the spiritual realm will last for eternity.  We have to be more diligent to protect and teach them the dangers of forsaking our Lord.  He is the only one who can truly protect them spiritually.  Teach them to cling to Him.

Are you clinging today?  Are you walking with Him?  He wants you to cling. He will never complain that you are too clingy.  He wants you resting in His bosom.  It is a safe place.  Cling to Him.

O Lord, I am thankful I can cling to You.  I want to feel Your breath on me.  I want to be so close to You that I can hear Your heartbeat.  I am clinging, Lord.

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