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To Cleave

But ye that did CLEAVE unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.”  (Deuteronomy 4:4 KJV, emphasis mine)
“But ye who ADHERED to the LORD your God, are alive every one of you this day.”  (Deuteronomy 4:4 Webster’s Version, emphasis mine)
Memory foam is a fascinating substance.  I can remember purchasing my first memory foam pillow, and watching the indentation of my handprint, while I continuously pressed my open hand in different places on the pillow.  How the foam would mold itself to the shape of my hand was a source of wonder to me, and still is.  Amazing invention, this memory foam.
In a sense, WE are to be like ‘memory foam’, molding and shaping ourselves around the person of our God.  The word translated in our opening verse into the word ‘cleave’ is related to the Hebrew word “dābaq” (Strong’s #H1692), which is the word found in Genesis 2:24, speaking of the ‘joining together’ (cleaving) of Adam and Eve.  Just as Adam is to ‘cleave’to his wife, in other words, be…

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A Firm Foundation

Why do you call Me, 'Lord! Lord!' but not do what I say? Everyone who comes to Me, hears my words and acts on them — I will show you what he is like: he is like someone building a house who DUG DEEP AND LAID THE FOUNDATION ON BEDROCK. When a flood came, the torrent beat against that house but couldn't shake it, because it was CONSTRUCTED WELL. And whoever hears My words but doesn't act on them is like someone who built his house on the ground WITHOUT ANY FOUNDATION. As soon as the river struck it, it COLLAPSED and that house became a HORRENDOUS WRECK!"  (Luke 6:46-49 CJB, emphasis mine)

Messiah Y’shua is painting a picture, in this verses, of someone who planned well in building a home, knowing that the ‘foundation’ of the structure is the most important part of the building.  Without a solid, firm, square ‘foundation’, you do not have a building.  When asking the advice of any building contractor, we would receive the same answer:  our Adonai is completely correc…