Summary: what does it mean to cleave unto the Lord?

2 kings 18.6 – to cleave unto the Lord

To cleave -> de- bak : to cling, stick, stay close, cleave, keep close, stick to, stick with, follow closely, join to, overtake, catch.

What does it mean to cleave unto the Lord?

1 We must not depart from Him (and departed not)(sur)

• Gen 2.24 – Adam was to cleave to each other.

o He had to forsake all others.

• Not to turn aside from his face.

• Not to remove ourselves from him.

• Not to reject who he really is.

2 We must follow Him (following him) (akh-ar)

• How we follow him shows how we believe.

• We must follow him in his word.

• We must follow him in death.

• We must follow him in deed.

3 We must keep his commandments (but kept his commandments) (mits-va)

• By obeying His voice (Gen26.5)

• By keeping His charge(Gen 26.5)

• By allowing Love to reign through faith (1 Tim 1.5)

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