Sunday, September 9, 2001

Jacob 6:5

"Wherefore my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you.  And while his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of day, harden not your hearts."
Jacob 6:5

I like the use of the word "cleave" in this scripture... not used very much in the scriptures, just a little.  One is when God is talking about marriage, and it tells husbands to cleave unto their wives and none else.  Cleave means join... like if the the grand canyon were suddenly to close up... the earth would have cleaved together again. :)  And I like, a lot, the idea that God is cleaving to us... and that we just have to cleave to him in return.  I think that is the biggest thing that is coming across to me... that God loves us *so* much, and he is there, involved in every part of our lives... loving us, and teaching us, and leading us... cleaving to us.  and we don't have to match his power or his mercy or his perfection yet... but he *is* asking us to be as dedicated, as loyal, as inseparably connected to him as he is to us.  Maybe there is something we can do today that will help us to cleave unto God.  If so, let's do it. :)

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