God’s Word is rich.
Lessons and instruction can be gleaned from all types of writing from the history of Genesis to the poetry of Psalms and Proverbs to the letters of the New Testament.
It requires a teachable attitude, a heart surrendered to the Holy Spirit, and obedience.
With these truths in mind let us look to scripture for our daily measure of instruction on what a heart which holds fast, a life which clings to God looks like.
2 Kings 18:6 NKJV — For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.
This is written about King Hezekiah and when one reads of the effort he took to purge the country of idolatry, this verse is understandable.
He was very active in seeking the Lord, but not just himself, he encouraged the whole nation to do so as well.
Psalm 119:31 NKJV — I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!
Our daily choice of following the Lord can be pitted and nicked by moments of sin, and thus we, like the Psalmist should return to God and His Word when we realize we’ve erred.
Romans 12:9 NKJV — Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
Only through diligent instruction from the Holy Spirit and scripture can we discern the difference between good and evil, but if we are teachable we can learn to abhor evil and cling to good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV — Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Jesus told His disciples to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, because we need wisdom to avoid evil, the tricks and snares of the enemy.
Therefore we must prove all things by scripture and hold tightly to that which is of the Lord.
John 14;15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
This is a deeply personal verse that requires each individual to reflect upon their own state: “Do I love Jesus? If so, am I keeping His commandments?”
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for giving us so much in Your Word. Lord thank You for the direction and guidance that we find in Scripture and through the Holy Spirit. Please, help me to hear and obey You every day, to cling to Your Word and to walk in Your truths. Lord, open my mind to learning from Your Word and impart Your truths to my heart. Let me follow You in spirit and in truth, not in a forced manner, but with love and devotion. Lord, please help me to find joy, peace, patience, and endurance in Your Word, for great is Your faithfulness. I know all I need You will supply. Thank You for the riches of wisdom You pour out of the Scriptures. Please help me to love Your laws and to understand the gift of following You. Jesus, I do love You, please help me to keep Your commandments. Thank You. Amen.