Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thoughts on the life of a king

The other morning, while spending time in God's Word, I was reading about the life of King Hezekiah. Now if you recall much of the history of the kings in the Old Testament, the majority were described as doing evil before God. But Hezekiah was different . . . Scripture describes him as one who put his trust in the Lord and did right in the sight of God. What caught my eye though, while reading about this man, was another small phrase that described his life. "For he clung to the Lord." What a statement to be the description of your life, to be passed down generation after generation!

As I began thinking about what it means to cling to God, the picture that came to mind was that of a small child clinging tightly to their parent. Unwilling to let go lest someone take them out of the sight and protection of the one they love and trust.

And I wonder . . . how often do I let myself get sidetracked with the busyness and experiences of life that I forget to keep my eyes on the Lord? Will I choose to cling tightly to Christ today, this very moment? Will you? What will others remember of us in years to come?

"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

-Posted by Leah